I had a whole plate. half plate, 5x4 De Vere Monorail camera until last year but only ever used it for 5x4 and almost exclusively as a copy camera, it was rather heavy

The plan is to use the vintage cameras at some open days at a local museum with Ilford/Harman Direct positive paper, so Half plate & Whole plate are ideal, Quarter plate moe economic for some demonstartions

Gary, yes I'll sort out shutter cloth for you via email.