Although I have some nice Piko and LGB stuff, my budget just can’t handle new (or even relatively lightly used) LGB rolling stock. However, I really wanted a set of passenger Cars to pull behind my LGB 2085D Mallet. A bit of searching showed me that the Newqida coaches, although not of LGB quality, could be painted and otherwise modified to give a good representation of Harz coaches appropriate to pull with my 0-6-6-0.
This is a Newqida (Chinese made) coach, identical to the set I bought. Counting replacement metal wheels and lighting kits (from http://www.trainelectronics.com/products.htm) four of these cost less than a single, new LGB coach (also now made in China).
Not amazing quality, but they’ll do