Welcome to the World's Biggest and Brightest
BAYKO Web Site - by “The BAYKO Man”

Hi, I'm Pete Bradley, A.K.A. “The BAYKO Man”. Welcome to my BAYKO web site - baykoman.com - the world's biggest, brightest BAYKO website! I hope you enjoy the comprehensive, yet lighthearted approach I've tried to achieve.
This web site is dedicated to all things BAYKO.
Copy of a BAYKO 'with compliments' slip from the second half of the 1950s
BAYKO was the world's first [and finest!] plastic construction toy and was produced in Liverpool between 1934 and 1964, or a little later. The earliest sets were called BAYKO Light Constructional Sets - a harmless pun on the BAKELITE from which they were made.
I've tried to be as accurate as I can, without being pedantic, but I'm more than happy to welcome any comments, criticisms, corrections or praise(!) or, of course, any new information you may have.
Picture of me as a child - including early evidence of my addiction to ice cream!
I plan to continue to update the site regularly so it's well worth making more than one visit, after all there are already over 375,000 words, in bite-sized chunks, on more than 450 pages to have a go at - supported by comfortably over 4,500 images, including full animated versions of every single version of BAYKO manual ever printed!
I hope you enjoy your visit and that you return and tell your friends [BAYKO or BAYKO-free!] about the site and, of course, about BAYKO.
The photo [left] shows me at the ripe old age of 2 - I think…
…my mother agrees and says it was taken in Morecambe!
It's good to see such an early example of my incurable addiction to ice cream, which clearly pre-dates my benign addiction to BAYKO
…my first BAYKO set didn't arrive until I'd reached the ripe old age of 6!
I'm a collector not a dealer [you'll find links to some excellent dealers elsewhere on the site] so I'm always keen to buy more BAYKO, particularly pre-war items rescued from your attic.
I can offer a good home to your BAYKO!
I'm more than happy to provide mutual links to sites run by other BAYKO collectors and, of course, there is already a link to the BAYKO Collectors Club website.
Picture of me in<br>my BAYKO jumper.
I'm also very happy to provide mutual links to web sites of both individuals and clubs who support other construction and related toys.
I'm also more than willing to help with publicity for exhibitions in which BAYKO or other construction toys will be featured.
All you've got to do is let me know…
Saint BAYKO Cathedral - with my sky-scraper model behind
I've a large collection of BAYKO models, sets, literature and packaging and enjoy attending both the BAYKO Collectors Club as well as occasional exhibitions…
…it gives me a chance to talk about my favourite subject!
Now that KELLOGG's have long since signed my release papers, [Hooray!!!] I'm free to attend exhibitions, around the country, much more frequently.
I've been able to identify a source of 1-metre and 2-metre long replica BAYKO rods of the correct gauge to help you build larger models - there's no excuse now for not having a go!!
You can click on almost all the images on the site to show a larger, more detailed version. You can then choose either to close the larger images with the green button provided, or simply wait and let them self-close, which they will do after 2 minutes.
If you enjoy the site, why not add it to your list of favourites?
Click here to add BAYKO by THE BAYKO MAN to your favourites.
I wish you many happy returns!!!
I've tried to make navigation around the site quite simple.
You can use the left hand panel at any time to move around the site.
You can then use the table of related links at the foot of most pages
- below a panel like this -
to find out more about any particular topic.
Or you may just like to check out the baykoman.com 'ABOUT' page.
Now it's up to you - I hope you enjoy both BAYKO and my web site!!!

The 'Flaming BAYKOMAN' site logo

Latest update - May 8, 2019
The BAYKO name and Logo are the Registered Trade Mark of Transport of Delight.