I'd love to know more about this gear; I'd even consider buying it if a) you could get it to me cost-effectively in Kentucky; b) I could find the space to set it up; c) I could operate it cost-effectively at a processing rate of 3-5 rolls/week of C-41 120 film; and d) if there's a reasonable prospect of keeping it supported and running for a few more years, or until I can no longer source C-41 chemistry cost-effectively.

I don't know the answers to these questions, and don't know where to ask them, either. Maybe someone here knows. Like you, I hate to see the stuff go to the tinker.