Welcome from England. At 17 I didn't even have an instamatic let alone a Bronica. Got a lot of help from Mr Fox Talbot though! I could jump on a mail coach and be with him in as little as 3 days. Mr Mick Fagan has been pretty good as well on a bulk loading issue and faster than Mr FT and he's only just down the road from you by comparison.
In fact no-one has offered me anything but help here. APUGers as a species seem programmed to help.