By JOE SINOPOLI
BERWYN – Tom Svetska and his brother Larry were afflicted with the model train and slot car illness since they were young. As they grew into adulthood, it only got worse.
Berwyn’s Toys & Trains, 7025 Ogden Ave., is what can happen if left untreated.
The store is a dream come true for model railroad enthusiasts and hobbyists, young and old alike. It caters to those who love one the great American hobby of model making.
In business since 1992, the store first opened in the strip mall at 2872 Harlem Ave. south of 26th Street. The owner of the strip mall kept asking him what he thought about opening a store in the mall. Tom was working at Berwyn Pet Supply in the mall at the time.