BAYKO Parts List - 1945 to 1946

Firstly a caveat - this section is based almost entirely on the unearthing, at Christmas, 2016, by Chris Boutal of his [to date] unique post-war 'New Series' BAYKO set #1. With that in mind, we've no evidence of that any of the larger sets or the conversion sets were actually manufactured during this restricted period.
Post-war 'new series set 1
There had been occasional talk [about which I must confess to having been a sceptic] of 'New Series' set production having continued after the war - well, clearly it did.
The set box [left, and right below] screams post-war austerity, and is very different to the pre-war ones. The complete lack of an internal cardboard structure, and the 'coffin' shape were both hallmarks of early pre-war BAYKO.
However, both the main box label, and the smaller side label, clearly reflect the style used on all the pre-war 'New Series' sets. If you click anywhere on the image [left] you will launch a larger image which will make it much easier to see the side label.
The set contents clearly comprise parts made from post-war plastic, never seen pre-war. The apple green colour of the Bases, and the fact that they're not mottled; the bright apple green colour of the Windows and Doors; the strong colour of the various red Bricks; and the unreinforced rear of the End Bricks with the part number 27 not obscured; all point to an early post-war pedigree.
Pre-war 'new series' set 1 - open
However, the manual included, is very much in the pre-war mould - but with modifications.
Click here for more information on this manual.
I can only conclude that, perhaps in a gung ho spirit of, "Let's just get something out there and sell it,", Plimpton wanted to make the best use of their [then] rationed and residual resources to get BAYKO back into toy shops as soon as possible.
The set contents [below] are based entirely on the manual enclosed with the set [left, below], and the slightly later final 'New Series' version. They are identical to the pre-war sets, and, indeed, they used the same printer's plate...
Front cover of the poat-war 'new series' manual
Post-war 'new series' set 1 accessory bag
For the record, and to provide further proof, the metallic accessory parts from the set are held in a draw-string cloth bag [right] with the relevant list of parts actually printed on the front of it, which tallies with the manual's set contents list.
It's a little difficult to read the printing on this much-handled bag, but, if you click anywhere on the image, you'll launch a larger image which you should be able to read more easily.
Before we get to the actual contents list, I feel I should, perhaps, return to the theme of the uncertainty aspect of the immediate post-war period.
We know that the next period, 1946 to 1948, unveiled a completely new range of sets, #0 to #3...
We know that, probably in 1946, the decision was taken to add the new entry level set, set #0.
However, an early post-war Canadian flier implies that this would create the range sets #0 to #6.
In addition, there's a slightly later [?] support leaflet, included with the [then] new range of sets in 1946, which references the range of BAYKO sets as being sets #0 to set #5...
I mention these as an indication of the somewhat confusing direction changes which Plimpton went through in such a short period of time. However, in their defence, we should bear in mind the intense austerity and rationing they were having to steer through - which itself minimised the printed documentation we normally rely on to help untangle such mysteries.

Whatever the subsequent moves, we should bear in mind that, for this period, we only have the one post-war 'New Series' set [set #1] to go on, even though the full contents list is included in the manual, and its successor.

 
Click on any of the highlighted set numbers below [e.g. #1] to see a photo of the set.
 
 
Part No.
BAYKO Part Description
Standard Sets
Conversion Sets
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#1C
#2C
#3C
#4C
#5C
1B
Base (Small)
2
2
3
4
6
8
 
1
1
2
2
3
Large Roof      
1
1
1
   
1
   
2
Medium Roof  
1
1
1
1
1
1
       
28
Small Roof
1
1
1
1
1
1
         
27
End Bricks - Red
6
6
10
12
16
24
 
4
2
4
8
27
End Bricks - White
10
10
17
20
32
56
 
7
3
12
24
4
Bricks - Red
18
22
38
40
48
94
14
16
2
8
46
4
Bricks - White
10
16
30
40
60
140
6
14
10
20
80
5
Half Bricks - Red
2
2
2
2
4
4
     
2
 
5
Half Bricks - White
13
14
22
25
51
60
1
8
3
26
9
5L
Long Bricks - Red
4
4
4
4
8
8
     
4
 
5L
Long Bricks - White
2
2
4
6
8
12
 
2
2
2
4
26
Curved Bricks - Red
2
4
6
8
12
16
2
2
2
4
4
26
Curved Bricks - White
1
2
3
4
6
8
1
1
1
2
2
8
Doors
2
3
3
4
5
6
1
-
1
1
1
7
Windows
8
10
17
18
38
48
2
7
1
20
10
7L
Large Windows
2
2
2
2
4
4
     
2
 
25
Curved Windows
1
2
3
4
6
8
1
1
1
2
2
19
Bay Window Cover  
1
1
2
2
2
1
 
1
   
15L
Pillars
2
2
4
4
6
8
 
2
 
2
2
10
Chimneys
1
1
1
1
2
2
     
1
 
12S
Steps (Straight)    
2
4
6
8
 
2
2
2
2
11
Arch      
1
1
2
   
1
 
1
9
Canopy
1
1
1
1
2
2
     
1
 
21
Turret - Curved          
4
       
4
22
Turret - Square          
4
       
4
23
Turret - Straight - Long          
6
       
6
23S
Turret - Straight - Short          
6
       
6
16/3
Wall Capping - 3-Hole - White          
6
       
6
16/6
Wall Capping - 6-Hole - White          
6
       
6
16/9
Wall Capping - 9-Hole - White          
6
       
6
Part No.
BAYKO Part Description
Standard Sets
Conversion Sets
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#1C
#2C
#3C
#4C
#5C
  Floor    
1
1
2
3
 
1
 
1
1
  Extension Pieces - 6 Hole      
2
2
2
   
2
   
  Extension Pieces - 5 Hole          
2
       
2
  Turret Floor      
1
2
3
   
1
1
1
  Rods 1-Brick
18
18
24
24
30
40
 
6
 
6
10
  Rods 2-Brick
6
6
6
18
18
18
   
12
   
  Rods 3-Brick
28
36
52
52
52
52
8
16
     
  Rods 4-Brick    
30
40
70
70
 
30
10
40
 
  Rods 5-Brick    
34
34
44
44
 
34
 
10
 
  Rods 6-Brick        
18
40
     
18
22
  Rods 7-Brick          
46
       
46
  Rods 8-Brick        
16
16
     
16
 
  Tie Bars
8
10
14
18
24
30
2
4
4
6
6
  Corner Ties
5
5
8
8
10
12
 
3
 
2
2
  Screwdriver
1
1
1
1
1
1
         
  Screws 5BA
4
4
8
12
20
28
 
4
4
8
5
  Base Links
2
2
4
5
10
14
 
2
2
4
4
  Instructions
1
1
1
1
1
1
         
  Plans - Set 3    
1
1
1
1
 
1
     
  Plans - Set 4      
1
1
1
   
1
   
  Plans - Set 5        
1
1
     
1
 
  Plans - Set 6          
1
       
1
Part No.
BAYKO Part Description
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#1C
#2C
#3C
#4C
#5C
Standard Sets
Conversion Sets
 
Click on any of the highlighted set numbers above [e.g. #1] to see a photo of the set.
 
 
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