First I want to thank you for your very kind words. They are much appreciated. Ah, a Simplex. I will especially look forward to your build thread on that one.
There is a current thread by racie35
which is based on a Simplex frame. I'm sure he would know of the best spot to post this and it can always be moved by a moderator later on if you want. It seems to me that ricksrides also has some Simplex know how. Between them they can lead you to others and if your build thread has Simplex in it then they will find you. Maybe "Simplex pedal bike" or something similar would pull them in. It sounds like a great project! Good luck to you, sir.