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Mike wrote at 2010-02-11 04:39:37
If you are still interested, the article on scratchbuilding passenger car diaphgrams is in the July 1970 Model Railroader, pages 74-76.

Chuck wrote at 2016-07-05 20:35:25
Making diaphragms from heavy paper was covered in a 1940 book by Mel Thornburgh entitled "Building A Model Passenger Train."  The Portland, Oregon main library has (or had) the book and perhaps others do, too...might also be available in Google Books or through Amazon, though it would be expensive, I'm sure.

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I CAN NOT DIAGNOSE equipment problems or ESTIMATE DOLLAR VALUES of your equipment, by email. I have been active in model railroading for forty years. I can answer, or find answers, to questions on most aspects of model trains, railroad equipment or buildings. I have a good knowledge of prototype railroads. I have been employed by five model railroad equipment manufacturers/suppliers and worked for a prototype railroad. I have served, twice, as the president of a local model railroad club. I have been employed as a Reference Librarian, at a university, for the last fifteen years and am used to tracking down resources for patrons.

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