Arizona Rock & Mineral Co.

We are manufacture model railroad scenery for HO, N, O, S, Z, and other Scenery Products
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Logging Repair – Logging Camp
The Logging Repair / Logging Camp project is on hold for now until it’s placed in a permanent location on the layout. This is my first attempt of the board by board construction with strip wood made on a table saw.

What could be more fun to work on during the Thanksgiving Holiday than a Christmas layout scene, complete with railroad station, church, Christmas tree salesman, and a little town, complete with gazebo and town Christmas tree?

A couple of wood frame houses
Our foreground model was just built and the dwelling to the right was constructed forty years ago. Now does it make any sense to build a brand new abandoned house?

Concrete and Asphalt Paving Powders
These products are rock powders that will provide a slightly gritty scale texture. They can be applied to any surface that white or yellow carpenters glue will bond to. We have applied the products to Styrofoam, plywood, Homasote, cork, ...

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A 1950’s scene
I like the looks of masonry structures for my 1950’s scenes with only a few wood ones as in reality. Most of them burned down by then. This angle of the scene is not appreciated as the viewer. You would have to lean over the layout to see it this way. The st...

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TRAIN WRECK Nightmare on the Chief
Is this the horrible result of a model railroader that switched from DC to DCC?
(My scene was inspired by an article in Trains Magazine published many years ago.)

Cal’s City Transfer, Rail Truck Terminal
This is a scratch built I made and forgot about. It’s called” Cal’s City Transfer, Rail Truck Terminal”, named after my cousin.

On the Track on the background is 138 (CSX/Southern Pacific/Wabash Gray) on the tin roof Desert Varnish...

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Wood Boxcar Freight House

What’s an Ayres kit? Thomas J. Ayres was a 50’s kit builder in California and many of the structures were adapted into the Campbell Scale Models line of products when Leo Campbell bought it from Ayres. Ayres continued to work for Leo for a number of years at least in ...

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a year 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 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!!!!!
- Dave T
a year ago
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.
- Joel K
11 months ago
I had numerous conversations and also sent pics on what I needed for my logging ho scale layout, after a few tries on my own orders I sent a picture of what I needed and they matched it perfectly.
- James H

Model Railroad Ballast

I went to a hobby shop, and there wasn’t and natural-looking model railroad scenery products for a layout project. I went around the countryside and sifted different size of sand and gravel. I started to find new gravel pits with different colors can be used for various railroads. I brought a layout to a great American train show in Phoenix, and people asked where I bought my railroad ballast. So, Arizona Rock & Mineral Company founded, and sales took off like gangbusters. We try to find a rock for all model railroads and locations. We only make model 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.

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25745 N Emery Dr
Paulden, AZ 86334

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