Pune: Its a trip that a group of 350 students of SB Patil School shall remember for a long time!
This was a visit to Joshi’s Museum of Miniature Railways in Kothrud on Saturday. The well-known museum hosts working models of various types of trains and other things.
The spontaneous smiles and the inquisitive eyes of the students during their visit clearly stated that they were enjoying every minute in the museum.
Young Republic of India (YRI) Club of Pune had organised this visit of school students to museum.
“I liked every model of train in this museum. It was a good learning experience for the children,” said one of the teachers, Maithili Rajendra, who accompanied the students.
The museum has a moving setup of a miniature city with roads, cars, trains, mountains, buildings, a restaurant which goes up and down, night sky, a circus tent which has changing shows, lighting effect and showers.
“There were many trains which were moving. The cars were also moving at a fast speed and I enjoyed watching them,” said one of the students, Abhinav Das. Along with the moving setup of a miniature city, a record was being played at the background which gave information about various kinds of trains, ghat sections, drive in theatre etc. The narration is available in English as well as in Marathi.
Children were seen clapping as they saw the trains moving along with the lighting effects.
“I liked the lightening and the night sky with stars. I also liked the circus tent which was moving up and down with shows changing inside the tent,” remarked another student Arya Mohale.
Joshi’s Museum of Miniature Railways was established by BS Joshi in 1998.
“It was his hobby to collect train models which he promoted through this museum. Currently, we manufacture scale models of trains and sell them in retail and to Indian Railways,” BS Joshi’s son, Ravi.