Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Joshi's Rail Museum

In the Kothrud area of Pune, India, is located a small factory: Soudamini Instruments, where a special hall 26' x 26' has been built to house the Joshi's Museum of Miniature Railways. 

Mr. B. S. Joshi, known to all as Bhau Joshi, was the originator and founder of the Museum. Collecting train models was his hobby, or rather his obsession, from childhood. In India during the festival of Diwali, it is a popular pass time among children to build "Killas" or small layouts depicting the fortress strongholds of Shivaji, the King of the Marathas. Mostly these are extremely crude attempts with no knowledge or attempt at proportion. 

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