BAYKO Sets #1 to #6 Instruction Manual
'New Series' - Post-War - 1945

This style of Instruction Manual was produced by Plimpton for their 'New Series' BAYKO sets, which, given that it was produced post-war, unlike the majority, means that we are in very different territory.
There is no printers code to confirm the dates, but the product in the set concerned was clearly post-war, so I can only put this as being the very first post-war production, probably driven by a, 'Just get something out there and sell it.', approach, before the post-war range of sets was devised.
In further support, the set box, had its 'New Series' labels glued onto very much a post-war austerity style blue box.
Thanks to Chris Boutal for the images and for unearthing the set in the first place!
 
There are four other versions of the 'New Series' Manual, all but one pre-war : -
The later post-war version : -
 
The manual was printed by Robert Johnson & Co. Ltd. of Southport, Lancashire. It comprises 34 black and white pages, including photos of models, all on glossy white paper, with a two colour cover, printed in red and green on thicker white paper.
Size - 220mm x 141mm = 8.7 x 5.6 inches.
 
Before the war, in addition to the manual, larger sets also included a number of Model Cards which provided detailed diagrams of models which were not printed on the main manual pages...
...however, as the set here is a set #1, I have no suspicion that this still applied.
Confirmation that the early post-war plans actually included the full range from set #0 [the new entry level set] to set #6 can be found in a Canadian document...
...a further pointer to the post-war chaos if nothing else!
 
 
This page re-uses the printer's block, probably from pre-war version three of the 'New Series' manual, but this time with the bottom two lines 'redacted' by overprinting with black ink. These originally said : -
"Any Bayko set can be supplied to order with oak colour bricks, white doors and windows at the same prices."
Sadly, everybody's favourite BAYKO colour scheme never made it back to the market after the war!
The parts list specifies that the Base Link Screws are 5BA.
For some reason, between the pages covered above and below this particular entry, confusion rained between the Parts List for the set contents on the inside of the front cover, and the Spare Parts price list on page 2.
The "Pinnacle Half Platform", as it was called when launched in the 20s series in mid 1938, is called a "Bay Window Cover" in the former, and a "Bay Window Roof" in the latter. This was never corrected during the 'New Series' period.
This pair of pages [1 and 2] is actually supplied loose in this manual, the original having been either neatly cut out post printing, or not included in the first place, which is my preferred option. Either way, there appears to be some residual adhesive on the page, suggesting it was originally glued in place.
There are to changes on page [2]. Trivially, the top line of the sets list has been offset slightly to the left. More seriously the ubiquitous 'cut-to-order' offer - "Any length of rod can be supplied to order." - has been omited. Unsurprisingly, given the prevailing post-war material shortages, the inflated parts prices, from the early war months, have been maintained.
The grand tradition of the type-setting error on page 18 continues in this version ["Green Wnidows"] further supporting the premise of the re-use of the version three printer's plates.
As far as I can tell, the other 32 pages remain unchanged from their pre-war counterparts.
 
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Post-war 'New Series' manual from 1945 to 1946 - Front Cover
Post-war 'New Series' manual from 1945 to 1946 - Inside Front Cover
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Post-war 'New Series' manual from 1945 to 19460 - Inside Rear Cover
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