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Not well I'm afraid. I have both the LGB and AMS coaches. I believe you will find the LGB cars to be too small to run with the AMS cars. There was a post about 6-8 weeks ago with a great comparison photo. The AMS cars are massive!
 

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Posted By East Broad Top on 04/13/2008 8:30 PM

Here's a few shots of the Bachmann 1:22 passenger car next to my 1:20 combine. Note that the AMS car is around 2" longer than the combine.
Later, K


Amazing comparison.  I had no idea there would be that much difference in size. 
 

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I had no idea there would be that much difference in size

Well, if Bachmann had made a correctly-scaled model, there wouldn't be! But I understand their coaches are compressed, in order to fit round those R1 curves. (It's all LGBs fault, really!)
 

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I do have my 1:29 LGB Mike pulling 1:20 AMS freight cars. Since the freight cars are 1:20 and small narrow gauge cars, I think they look good together, as the NG cars seem to be about the same size as the (prototypically bigger but smaller scale) 1:29 freight cars I've seen. However, at a closer look you will see the wheels are tucked under more than the real 1:29 freight cars. I know this would bother some modelers who know these cars well, but I'm fine with it. So, I would say you need to also go with what works for you :)

On another note though, the 1:20 AMS passenger cars are huge, as you can see in Kevin's pictures above.
 
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