Bayko Collectors' Club Ltd




   Lock-down Pictures


  In this gallery are various photos of models constructed by club members during the Lock-down period of Covid19.


Purchase at auction by Andy McLaren, a delipitated and very dirty model of Robin's Senior School, Sherrardswood, Welwyn, pictured above. With a good clean, replacing missing and damaged parts and the adition of trees that had been broken off at the roots, the school is now looking its old self, as Robin may have invisaged it!



  Robin Throp's  Senior School as renovated by Andy McLaren


Chris Boutal's 'Lock Down Gardens' in Plastic Britains Floral Garden (1960s)


Chris Boutal's 'Lock Down Gardens' in Metal Britains Miniature Gardening (1930s)


Chris Boutal third 'Lock Down' model - Great Dixter (a real building in East Sussex) in Lott’s Tudor Blocks with Brickplayer roofs

Keith Kempster displays photos of a building he has been playing with.
It started as a pair of Semi-bungalows, but the owners converted each half to a house at separate times.

After the first owners conversion!

After the second owners conversion!

  Here is Keith's interpretation of Gary Birch's "Twin-Gabled House" in issue 87 of Bayko News, using his standard parts

And Now For Something Completely Different - Robert is Printing his way back to Tudor Times with his latest 'Fayko' stick-ons!

Robert's Tudorbethan version of the detached house and garage on the Bayko Manual front cover.


Keiths busy again - Detached house with conservatory, Granny annexe  and separate Garage.


...and now House with conservatory from issue 87 or Bayko News with an added garage and greenhouse in the garden

....yet more - Detached house with balcony, one built with Meccano parts, and the other with Plimpton parts.

...and now a pair of semis, together with the photo they are based upon.

Aidan  de la Mare’s representation of the aptly named


 Which was the headquarters of Samuda Figgis Chemicals, founded in 1880, just outside Kingston upon Hull in South Yorkshire on a spacious site, that was known as Lockdown from the original field name. 


 Aiden's Technical notes – I have tried to bring my buildings a bit more up-to-date, but only with limited success, as this is still more than a hundred years old.  All built with Lott’s Bricks, but including many of my modified stones that allow a better standard of construction for such a large building to stand safely without glue or internal walls.  Unusually for this model I have reversed my usual practice and borrowed Richter’s roof stones for the towers (it is normally Lott’s roofs on Richter’s buildings).   A building of this size has used almost all my plain wall stones and windows, and it has been nice to be able to use window stones instead of just holes, as one has to with Richter’s; although I am not sure they all ought to be green.  It took three days to build and only required one significant rebuild of the tower to get it right.  The plan is 64 x 34 inches 162 x 86 cms, 23 inches 58 cms to the top of the tower.

Aiden has compiled a very interesting history of the ‘rise and fall’ of the building, which I am sure will appear in a future Bayko News!                                                                                          

Aiden's interpretation of the Foden Workhouse - suffers rather the from the limiting size of the building table, but there is no room for us in the house if I make it any bigger, and I could not then reach into the middle to build.  The whole thing is completely symmetrical, so I only need to photograph it from one side.

Robert's latest addition of 'Fayko' railings.
Stewart Moxham's (new member) interpretation of castle in
Prewar manual for set 6.

More from Keith -- A row of terrace houses built by a local council hence the alternate green and yellow windows and doors.
True to form the garage block was an afterthought, but there was only enough spare land to build four garages!

and.... Mixed up House..I built this just to display various Bayko parts that I have. I changed the garage roof to a turret roof.

and more.... A village with a garage and shop, bandstand,  semi-detached and two small bungalows.

and even more... A hotel with an separate swimming pool and gym with a cafe above,  and a self-catering bungalow with a garage.