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 Arizon products too. It holds it’s profile without floating away when being glued down, and looks great in photos
Best ballast on the market. Real rock that does not float away when you apply wet water and glue. Realistic colors.
Purchased the asphalt material. Great stuff and easy to work with. One covered an area of about 6″ x 8″, so if you are in doubt on coverage, get an extra bag.
Great products and service.
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 with other manufacturers, but never had an issue with Arizona’s products. They have a huge variety in ballast – you can get exactly what ballast the prototype you are modeling uses, for a more detailed model railroad. I would recommend Arizona Rock & Mineral Co. to anyone building a model railroad.
Great service and outstanding products. Most realistic ground cover and ballast you can buy.
I use Arizona Rock and Mineral for all my ballast and quite a bit of my scenery. I model Colorado and the sand and gravel materials are excellent for that region.
I have purchased and used on my layout many Arizona Rock & Mineral products. Items have always been exactly as described on the Web site and shipping is fast. Price comparison is difficult because I haven’t found another company that does what they do as well as they do it. Thanks for a great product.
I have bought multiple bags of multiple colors in multiple sizes. I love the choices, particularly with the help of the sample bags. It’s real rock which doesn’t float when glued down. The subtlety of different colors gives me the choice of getting the color I want. There are even different coal sizes. The service is decent and the supply seems to be generally available. I buy this stuff only from them.
Best model railroad ballast and scenery products available! I have tried other brands in the past but ARM ballast is my personal favorite. Quality products and great customer service. The best !!