Pavel Chilin calls the organ king of musical instruments. To learn the art of organ-building, you need to go to Europe and study for about 8 years. But Chilin took this path on his own, by deep immersion in himself and by studying all possible sources. He was self-taught when began to build his first organ. As a result, it turned out that the path was correct, there were at least mistakes, and in the end, it was possible to achieve the necessary result.
At the moment, Chilin has built sixty-seven tools, several more are being manufactured right now. His works can be found in music schools and monasteries all around Russia. And the small portable organs were especially in demand, twenty of them are now abroad in ensembles of ancient music.
As a child, resting with his parents in Lithuania, Pavel saw a narrow gauge railway. The toy scale of a train with tiny wagons and a train driver jumping out of the cabin on the go to switch the rails sunk into the soul. Then he decided that someday he would build himself the same.
Many years later, Pavel and his wife moved from St. Petersburg to the village of Ulyanovka, Leningrad Region, becoming the owners of the land. After conducting serious preparatory work on a wetland, Chilin began to fulfill his childhood dream and laid the first meters of his own railway in 2008, when he took his wife to the maternity hospital. And now the narrow gauge railway of Pavel Chilin, with a length of more than three hundred meters, goes around the entire site and it includes ten switches and three bridges.