Friday night, June 5, 80s rock legend Bret Michaels performed at the “Rockin for Little Hearts” concert at the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum in Pennsylvania, and raised more than $139,000 for the Heart Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Michaels is seen here with Mark Shaffer and friend Stacy Ostrofsky. Shaffer is owner of the model railroading hobby shop Shaffer’s Full Steam Ahead of Altoona, PA.

Michaels is holding an autographed Walther’s TrainLine Train Set, which he donated to a young boy with heart problems. It was a great night for rockers and modelers alike! — with Sara Rugg. Courtesty Walthers Facebook Page


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Located in the Historic Juniata section of Altoona, Full Steam Ahead Hobby Shop is the area's premier hobby retailer. The friendly staff at Full Steam Ahead looks forward to helping R/C and model railroad collectors find just the right product, for just the right price. Full Steam Ahead operates both a retail store and a online store stocked with the latest model railroad products and R/C products offered by our suppliers. Be sure to visit the suppliers page where you select the product or brand of your choice. Full Steam Ahead is a hub of activity where loyal customers can be seen returning weekly for basic supplies such as paint, track, decals, detail parts, and electronic decoders. The Staff is always looking for a chance to show off the latest R/C Car or Airplane. So when your in town be sure to stop in and enjoy the wonderful offerings of the hobby world. 


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