The table at 580 Modellers first ever show - Huddersfield in 2008
580 Modellers was formed in 2008 by Geoff Cooper-Smith and David Foxall based on a new concept. We didn't find club meetings very interesting but just loved the exhibiting at
shows and being togther for a good few hours on such a day meant there was plenty of time to talk about various topics. It also struck us that lots of modellers would probably like the opportunity to try exhibiting at model shows but couldn't either
because their club didn't undertake such activity or they weren't a member of a club.
Consequently 580 Modellers was born into a really simple concept; 580 Modellers book tables at a model show and lay it out with staging, table covering, signage and
bases and then those, who wish to, turn up with their models and place them on the table. This concept has remained unchanged since we attended our first show at Huddersfield in February 2008, and allows someone to try it just once, or only exhibit at
their local show(s) or become a 'hardcore' exhibitor attending many shows.