Richard Napper’s model railroad items, books, and tools will soon be disbursed through an estate sale and through consignment at a model railroad shop in Topeka. His brother is allowing a pre-sale of these items for those who were his friends, fellow modelers, and railfan colleagues. It will be held on Saturday, September 7, Noon until 4 p.m., at Richard’s home, 7244 NW US Hwy 24, Topeka, KS. His brother is very committed to paying off Richard’s debts. The purpose of this pre-sale is to help out Richard’s brother financially and to give those of us who were Richard’s friends and colleagues an opportunity of purchasing things we will value and use that once belonged to him. Items will be sold at a price that will be a good value to those purchasing them, but do not expect things to be sold at “fire sale” or “garage sale” prices. Richard had lots of one-of-a-kind items, and did not have any “junk.” Cash and personal checks will be accepted, but not credit cards. US Hwy 24, as you probably know, is a busy highway. Those of you who have to park on the shoulder, please be careful! Frisco modelers: Richard once said he had tried to model every diesel on Frisco’s roster. I think he succeeded in that, or at least came close to it. The diesels that appeared in both black/yellow and orange/white probably have a counterpart on Richard’s shelves. I do not have access to the inventory, and cannot tell you what is available. I will also be working the sale and will not have the leisure to shop for anyone. If you think there might be something that you want, and there probably will be, you will have to show up in person. I will post updates on the estate sale and consignment sale plans as things become known. If you have other questions you can contact me via a private message on this web site.