Welcome to the 580 Modellers website

Latest Update

10. Oct, 2016
Lincoln & Newark Model Expo 2016, Sunday 09th October 2016
This was our final show before 'the BIG one', aka ScaleModelWorld, which is in about one months time. The Southwell show was fabulous as always and the organisation excellent as it now comes with allocated tables and floor plans! The 580 attended in numbers - my self, Mark Housley, Pete Eccles, Ian Tranter, Malcolm Hopper, Dave Draycott, Toby Knight, on his second show with us, and a new member Ian Dacre, who was trying us out. All three models entered in the competition took honours with Mark Housley taking first in Class 2 and the Sheffield Cup, with the very last outing of his Greek 1:72 Starfighter on a stick, Toby Knight was chuffed with his 2nd place in Class 15 with his HMS Westminster and Ian Tranter took the Mick Cawley Memorial Trophy with yet another scratch built marvel.

See you at Telford - please do come by and say hello!

Geoff Cooper-Smith
for 580 Modellers
580 Modellers displayed at ScaleModelWorld 2015, and for the third time as an IPMS branch, with a record number of exhibitors displaying their models on the table over the two days (image courtesy of Greg Drawbaugh)

Contacting 580 Modellers

If you are interested in our merry band there are several ways to contact us and find out more:

  • Speak to someone behind the stand at a model show (for a list of the shows we are attending see the 'Show Listing' page on this website);
  • Contact us by E-mail via 580Modellers@gmail.com;
  • Call, or text, Geoff Cooper-Smith on 07841 417680

Alternatively, please feel free to explore our website.

About 580 Modellers

The 'infamous' 580 London Routemaster bus, lovingly crafted from the recent Revell release by Dave Foxall. This was a prize for 'Best Table' at the 2012 Bolton show and the bespoke decals were specially printed by DRAWDecal (Hinckley 2013)

580 Modellers were formed in early 2008 by Geoff Cooper-Smith (callsign Skipper) and David Foxall (callsign Tablemeister) as a show-going club and since its formation have grown fast, becoming extremely well recognised on the modelling scene. 

Membership of 580 Modellers is absolutely FREE, with NO charges, NO membership fees (or any other type of commitment) and considerable BENEFITS.  So if you want to display with us all you need is a way of conveying yourself, and your models, to a show; we do everything else! 

If you want to know more about the clubs history or how we operate then please click on the relevant tab, above left, under '580 Modellers'.

Geoff Cooper-Smith

28th December 2015