A new permanent train exhibit will be making its way to the Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco.

TrainTopia will be a year-round $1 million model train exhibit that will open in June at the Museum of the American Railroad. 

The layout was professionally assembled by Steve Sanders, who collected the pieces throughout his lifetime, with his family in their home. Sanders died in 2013, and his wife, Jane, and his daughters donated the set to the museum. 

Amanda and Brint Ryan of Dallas are funding the exhibit with a $300,000 donation, and the city of Frisco offered space at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 Dallas Parkway, for the exhibit.

“TrainTopia is already generating a huge amount of excitement. We are getting calls from all over the U.S. asking when the new exhibit will open,” said Bob LaPrelle, CEO of the Museum of the American Railroad, in a news release. “The exhibit adds a whole new dimension to the museum’s visitor experience here in Frisco."

The exhibit is a model train layout that spans more than 2,500 square feet and has six precision trains that run simultaneously. The layout spans from Arizona to Texas and features a 1950s downtown Dallas scene, West Texas refineries and working sawmills in the mountains of Colorado. The set includes over 200 model cars and locomotives.