Naracoorte's Sheep's Back Museum will open their new exhibit this weekend

MODELLERS: Members of the South Australian Railway Modellers Club Len Redway, John Gordon Graham Phillip and Hugh Williams helped to reassemble the model railway at the museum last year.
MODELLERS: Members of the South Australian Railway Modellers Club Len Redway, John Gordon Graham Phillip and Hugh Williams helped to reassemble the model railway at the museum last year.

Be part of Naracoorte's rich rail history, when a special new exhibit at the Sheep's Back Museum opens this week.

The Naracoorte Branch of the Heritage Trust is opening a new model train display from 10am this Saturday, and everyone is invited to come along.

The display was donated by the late Lindsay Baker, and now has pride of place in the museum.

Mr Baker was a former local and a train enthusiast, and when he moved into a nursing home, he offered to donate the train to the museum.

It is lovingly and expertly made by Mr Baker, with the smallest details considered, and paints a picture of the trains that were once an integral part of Naracoorte and the whole South East.

The model features the rail corridors of Naracoorte and the wider region, and recreates the landscape of the towns from many moons ago.

The S.A. Model Railway Association, who assisted with the dismantling, relocation and reconstruction of the model railway last year, will be attending the opening, and will be bringing another 10 metre train display to be shown in the Naracoorte Historic Vehicle Club clubrooms for the day.

The public can visit both displays for just a a gold coin donation at the Visitor Information Centre.

If you are unable to make the opening, don't despair as the model railway is now part of the museum's permanent collection and can be seen anytime, and while you're there check out the rest of the exhibits including the new children's museum.