BAYKO Parts List - 1935 to 1939?
ORNAMENTAL ADDITIONS SETS

The exact date that Plimpton ceased production of these Ornamental Additions Sets is uncertain, though they are not mentioned in any literature printed after 1938.
One school of thought has it that production of these sets ceased in 1938 with the introduction of the 20s series Special Sets.
'New Series' era version of an Ornamental Additions Set C
I do, however, know of at least one set which was bought after war was declared, but this could, of course, have been residual stock.
In a more positive vein, I've acquired the Ornamental Additions Set C [right] which is made up largely of BAYKO parts, including a rare White Arch, produced during, and unique to, the 'New Series' era, launched in 1939.
Of course, this could have been due to the efforts of a wartime retailer with an empty box to fill, any later and the rarity of the white Arch would have made it an expensive filler.
My instinct tells me that this set was produced during the 'New Series' era, or, just possibly, slightly earlier in 1939 as the pre-launch production got under way.
It's interesting to compare the contents of this 1939 Set C with the much earlier version [right, below].
Detatched Houe with Garage - by Brian Salter
Ornamental Additions Sets were intended to supplement the standard range of sets.
Detailed below are the complete parts lists for the BAYKO Ornamental Additions Sets from this production period.
I hope you find this useful.
If you've spotted an error in the list or want to debate any of the figures...
 
BAYKO, at this point, was made throughout from BAKELITE...
 
The following colour codes refer to the main table [below] : -
Highlighted like this in the table below, these different parts and / or colour variants actually first appeared in these sets.
Ornamental Addition Set C
The Green Arches [dark or pale] highlighted in yellow in the table below, were unique to the Ornamental Additions Sets, though they were available separately, in common with all BAYKO parts.
There is evidence that they were replaced by White Arches in the 'New Series' era, which would also make these unique to these sets, though, again, they would have been available separately.
These sets were not intended to be used on their own and no models could be built with them...
...not least because they don't contain any Bases or Rods!!!
They were intended to provide a range of fancier, more decorative parts - 'ornamental' in fact - to supplement the standard BAYKO sets of the day and increase the variety of models which could be built. Just hree such examples were included on page 69 of the second manual type...
 
The actual colour of the parts varied during the period : -
Ornamental Additions Set A
The earliest "Red Corners" were almost certainly Brown.
The Green colour of the Arch varied from a dark almost olive green, via a mid green, to a very pale green.
Later versions possibly had all White Pillars rather than half Red and half White.
Uniquely, the Ornamental Additions Sets did not include an instruction manual...
They were, however, first mentioned in the second style of BAYKO manual...

...click here to see the first reference.

 
Click on any of the highlighted set letters below [e.g. #B] to see a photo of the set.
 
 
Part No.
BAYKO Part Description
BAYKO Ornamental Additions Sets
4
Bricks - Oak    
42
6
Corners - Red  
4
 
6
Corners - Oak    
8
11
Arch - Green
1
1
1
11
Arch - Oak
1
1
1
15L
Pillars - White
4
6
6
15L
Pillars - Red
4
6
6
16/3
Capping - 3-Hole - White
4
4
6
16/6
Capping - 6-Hole - White
4
4
6
16/9
Capping - 9-Hole - White
4
4
6
2
Roof Small - Green  
1
1
3
Roof Large - Green    
1
Part No.
BAYKO Part Description
BAYKO Ornamental Additions Sets
 
Click on any of the highlighted set letters above [e.g. #B] to see a photo of the set.
 
 
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