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Arizona Rock & Mineral Co. IconArizona Rock & Mineral Co.

25745 North Emery Drive, Paulden

4.8 32 reviews

  • Avatar John Shelby ★★★★★ a year ago
    Very good quality ballast and rocks! I built a HO Santa Fe themed sectional that required very authentic looking materials. I search the internet and Arizona Rock was the only company that had the right stuff. Their Kinza is perfect for … More track beds! I highly recommend Southwest Chief Desert Plum as well.
  • Avatar John H ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    It's been nearly 60 years I've been into this hobby of model trains. One thing I know for sure is, no ground cover material works as well, or looks as good as using the real thing. I found Arizona Rock and Mineral's various … More ballast and ground coverings to be about the best anywhere. Their graded rock ballast materials gives the scale modeler the ability to create virtually any scene form from fine sand to a very convincing talus slope strewn with rock debris of many sizes, in their choice of color shades. I even use the material for loads for an ore train on my railroad; the Copper Range material is shown here.
  • Avatar John Schuhle ★★★★★ a year ago
    Arizona Rock & Mineral ballast is the BEST product I've seen in many years. it is real stone, doesn't float on top of the glue when applying and is available in any color you could possibly need. Great people to deal with … More too
  • Avatar Robert Shimer ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Arizona Rock & Mineral has the best ballast that I have ever used in over 50 years of modeling. The product contains particles that are nearly correct for the railroad I model, are of correct size, and contain a variety of just just … More enough smaller pieces to add realism. A big plus is it is real rock so it doesn't float to the top of my ballast when I apply glue. I did test it and it contains some small magnetic particles. I ran a powerful 1×1/2×2" magnet over it and picked up a very small amount of dust before I cemented the ballast in place. No big deal compared to scraping having to scrape ballast particles off everything in site with the other ballasts I have tried. The small sample bags he sells are great for determining what you want to order. Just placed an order for 5 bags today. This isn't a huge company and the USPS mail is slow so it takes a bit longer to receive an order, but the wait is well worth it.
  • Avatar Doug Reid ★★★★★ a year ago
    I've using Arizona Rocks and Mineral
    s great products for my Model RR for several years now. The quality is excellent, with the products, whether base colours, ballast or rip-rap, adding a level of detail not available with other products.
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  • Avatar Dane Gullakson ★★★★★ a year ago
    Very nice product. I bought several grades of coal and they are all of consistent size and quality. No dust or debris in the bags. Very good value as well. You get a lot of product for what you pay for. Would highly recommend ARM.
  • Avatar CA Fane ★★★★★ a year ago
    I have ordered directly from them twice (2x) now and I am still impressed!!! My first order, months ago, was processed and sent within days of ordering. My last order took a month to get. Why? Because help (employees) is in short supply. … More However, once I got an email on a Friday stating that my order had been processed, it arrived Tuesday the following week!!! I will continue to support this company and purchase their products. And if anyone wants to help me with a round trip plane ticket to help these guys process back logged orders, let me know. I could use a vacation anyways!!!
  • Avatar john h ★★★★★ a year ago
    It's been nearly 60 years I've been into this hobby of model trains. One thing I know for sure is, no ground cover material works as well, or looks as good as using the real thing. I found Arizona Rock and Mineral's various … More ballast and ground coverings to be about the best anywhere. Their graded rock ballast materials gives the scale modeler the ability to create virtually any scene form from fine sand to a very convincing talus slope strewn with rock debris of many sizes, in their choice of color shades. I even use the material for loads for an ore train on my railroad; the Copper Range material is shown here.
  • Avatar Dave Todd ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I really like the products from Arizona Rock & Mineral!! It's far superior to other scenery materials I have used in the past. I am very happy I was told about ARM!!!! Every item I have bought is better than what I expected it … More to be and I no longer want to use other scenery products from other manufacturers. I am almost finished with my scenery on my layout, but plan to buy some extras just to have on hand for later down the road. You never know when you might want to change something and will need some rock or powders on hand. They have been VERY good to buy from!!! Thanks ARM!!!!!
  • Avatar Stephen Ervin ★★★★★ a year ago
    I have used ARM's rock materials on three separate layouts during the 2000's. I have just ordered a starter set for my latest SW 12X10 layout. I have recommended ARM to a number of my associates. They offer the best quality … More and best selection. A+++