World Leader in Prototype Ballast Colors and Scenery
Founding of AZROCK
I went to a hobby shop and there wasn’t and natural looking scenery products for a layout project. I went around the countryside and sifted different size sand and gravel. I started to find new gravel pits with different colors that could be used for different railroads. I brought a layout to a great American train show in Phoenix and people asked where I bought my scenery. Arizona Rock & Mineral company was formed, and sales took off like gangbusters. We try to find rock for all model railroads and locations. We have ballast in all scales, but HO is our biggest market and now N scale is picking up. We only make ballast from real rock and doesn’t move as much when being applied compared to others. We try to make the application easy and the natural look.