first off a big thanks to all!
this is a great site full of all sorts of info that is so hard to find otherwise.
I finally took the plunge and bought a 5x7 Burke & Jame soff a local Craigslist add.
Still trying to get odds and ends of equipment together, so for a time, my lope is a old projector lens and much of the other odds and ends are re-purposed items.
Still have lots to learn, from what I'm reading, maybe a few lifetimes worth, but heck, no better way (in my mind) to learn other than doing it.
Film is on its way, Yay!!