Joel Kirk

I have used a lot of ballast products through 40-odd years of building model railroads; the selection, quality, and match from Arizona Rock & Mineral is right at the top. Not only is there a huge selection of colors and styles, but (most importantly) it matches from package to package. I have encountered color differences …

Robert Ray

I am a fan of Arizona Rock and Mineral Company products! When I started modeling in Z 16 years ago, I purchased samples of every ballast manufacturers offerings, and took super macro photos of them, and the Arizona product was the winner. All the clubs I have been involved with since then have switched to …

Rick Bell

I started in this hobby back in 1953 when my Dad worked at MDC. When I had my tonsils out I was in the hospital for two weeks. He brought me a few car kits to assemble. They were pretty crude by today’s standard but I slogged away at them. Wish I still had them.The …

TURNTABLES

A while back, I got rid of my plastic Heljan turntable and replaced it with a 14″ Bowser unit. I removed the plywood table top base that comes with the unit as the pit fit perfectly in the hole cut for the old Heljan unit. The motor runs way to fast on 12 volts so …