ACE Calendar?

Saturday, December 4, 2004 4:56 PM
Had anyone recieved their 2005 ACE calendar yet? I`m giving it as a Christmas gift and would like to know if they have shipped, or when they are expected to be shipped and arrive. Thanks!
Saturday, December 4, 2004 5:51 PM
According to Jeffrey Seifert the ACE calendar was mailed Dec 1st and takes 2-5 days for delivery. If you need more specific info I suggest you email him directly [see ACE's website for his email addy].


Saturday, December 4, 2004 6:10 PM
I received mine today. Good calendar, but I thought S&D was producing the wood coaster calendar. For those of you who love your steelies, you've only got 2 to choose from. In all the ACE calendar features:

Giant Dipper - Belmont Park

Big Bad John - Magic Springs

Texas Tornado - Wonderland

New Mexico Rattler - Cliff's

Big Dipper - Geauga Lake

Viper - SF Great America

Dragster - Cedar Point

Raven - Holiday World

Phoenix - Knoebels

Le Monstre - La Ronde

Timberhawk - Enchanted Village

Cyclone - Williams Grove

Hey Mooshie, maybe yall should make an all steel coaster calendar next year? hehe


Saturday, December 4, 2004 6:29 PM
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Josh ;)
Saturday, December 4, 2004 8:59 PM
Thanks of the information Mamoosh! I knew they would probably be shipping soon!
Saturday, December 4, 2004 11:06 PM
Oh where would ACE be without an entire month dedicated to the Raven and another to the Phoenix.
Sunday, December 5, 2004 12:45 AM
Speaking of calendars... Check out the one from S&D Greetings (check Moosh's signature for details) I just got my two in the mail yesterday and holy crap they are beautiful. I didn't think they could top last years calendar, but this one is a sight to see.
Sunday, December 5, 2004 12:58 AM
Thanks for the positive review, Bob. And no, I did not pay him to say that ;)

Not to toot my own horn but I got the following review from a vendor who sells both my calendar and the ACE calendar:

"I love the calendar and the ACE ones arrived contest in my mind which is nicer, congratulation Matthew, you win!!!!"

Sunday, December 5, 2004 1:05 AM
Speaking of highly touted calendars, who won the model, Moosh?
Sunday, December 5, 2004 10:38 AM
Originally we were to pick a winner on Dec 1st but we want to wait for those who mailed their orders on Nov. 30th. A winner will be picked Monday night, Dec 6th. Carrie should have the winner's name posted sometime Tuesday and I'll update my sig with the winner's name. The model kit will be mailed to the winner Monday.

Good luck everyone!

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Monday, December 6, 2004 10:11 AM usual I got my order in late. ;)

But now I could win the Dragon...guess I'd store it in my office for the next few months, but hey....:)

Monday, December 6, 2004 10:37 AM

Agent Johnson said:
Oh where would ACE be without an entire month dedicated to the Raven

I think it's a lovely gesture for ACE to commemorate The Raven's 10th anniversary.

I don't recall it being featured recently in the ACE calendar. Maybe you're confusing this with S&D's first coaster calendar, which included The Raven.

Happy holidays! Paula

Thursday, December 9, 2004 3:29 PM
The ACE '05 calendar does have The Raven

Trying to decide between it, S&D's, or RCW's

Thursday, December 9, 2004 3:32 PM
FWIW, Raptor Pilot, I've always been VERY satisfied with my calendars, cards, and whatnot from S&D...

My nieces even had S&D bibs, LOL...:)

signed, uncle coastergeek...;)

Thursday, December 9, 2004 4:51 PM
I've never owned RCW's calendar but I can tell you by looking at their webpage that is it much smaller than both the ACE and S&D Calendar. Each page of the RCW calendar is 11" x 8.5" [or 11x17 per spread] where as the ACE and S&D calendars are 11" x 14" [or 14x22 per spread].

I've seen ACE's 2005 calendar. As always they've put out a nice product that anyone should enjoy owning. 9 of the 12 featured coasters are wood [the list is above in the first post]. None of the 12 opened in 2004. My only minor complaint about ACE's calendar is that I feel they have too many close-up shots of trains, no aerials. Otherwise its a great calendar and I've already found a spot to hang it in my home.

S&D's calendar features over 40 photos of 14 wooden coasters. You'll find lots of aerial photos including two amazing photos of Thunderhead. Of the 14, three opened this year:

Coney Cyclone
Coney Thunderbolt
NM Rattler
Hersheypark Wildcat
Lake Winnie Cannon Ball
Shivering Timbers
White Cyclone [Nagashima Spa Land]
PKI Racer
Puyallup Fair Coaster

Our calendar also features an article written by Jeff Pike of GCI. If you order via our website we mail calendars the very next business day.

One last VERY important thing to mention: Both the ACE and S&D calendar are digitally printed. RCW's calendar is, as their website states: Color Laser Printed. Just something to keep in mind.


Thursday, December 9, 2004 5:13 PM
Sold! Kidding. Thanks for all the info. I'll at least get the S&D (if not just for Thunderhead).

I got the '04 ACE and really liked it, but also thought there just a few too many close ups.

I got the RCW 2-3 years ago and the pics weren't very good, though they were printed on matte paper, and it says they're gloss now. Didn't know if maybe the print quality had improved too.

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Thursday, December 9, 2004 6:46 PM

Mamoosh said:
One last VERY important thing to mention: Both the ACE and S&D calendar are digitally printed. RCW's calendar is, as their website states: Color Laser Printed. Just something to keep in mind.


Forgive me, but what is the difference? Im guessing that the Digital ones are better, but I don't know.

Thursday, December 9, 2004 6:51 PM
I'll also vouch for S&D, absolutely amazing pics!

As for that RCW calender, besides the above, they also lost big points with me for featuring a Boomerang!

Thursday, December 9, 2004 7:03 PM
The difference is in cost of production and print quality. That being said there are some excellent color laser printers on the market, many of which you'll find at Kinkos and at your school or office.

As I said I have not seen RCW's calendar so I can't comment on its quality. Perhaps I'll buy one....


Thursday, December 9, 2004 7:05 PM
Being the anal guy I am about legalities and such...

I have to question whether RCW had permission to use all those photos - mostly because one of the featured coasters is BTM at WDW.

I could be wrong (wouldn't be the first time in the last few days ;) ) - but I highly doubt the folks at Disney give permission for anyone to profit off of ANY of their stuff.

Another little quirk of mine is people's lack of respect for other's property or intellectual property. I do know that S&D go through all the proper channels and it's all nice and legit. (and, I'd imagine ACE does too)

Basically, I wouldn't buy RCW's just because it appears to me that it's someone just throwing together a calendar with little regard for the property in the photos to make a buck. Which in turn makes it harder for legit folks (like S&D) when they ask for permission from a park that's been slighted already. (not positive, just my take - but you'd have to pull some SERIOUS strings to get Disney to ok the BTM photo)

FWIW, if I were to buy a coaster calendar - I'd get S&D's :)

*** Edited 12/10/2004 12:07:51 AM UTC by Lord Gonchar***


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