I did a couple of conversions a few years ago to replicate the metre gauge Hungarian stock of MÁV. I then bought a cheap LGB Schoema dismal and did a lot of work on that, too, to make it look more Hungarian. The result was, AFAIK, the only large-scale NG Hungarian trainset on the planet.
See the Youtube movie -
The seats were converted to slats, even put up touristy pics and maps of the line inside the ends. Wrote an article in that well-known montly magazine, too.