I have been, and am, a member of a few Forums, and most of them have an introductions page where you can say "hello" and tell the other members what you are interested in.
It sometimes helps you to get answers or get to talk to like minded individuals a lot quicker. Of course it's possible you are all secretive so & so's, locked away in a room surrounded by Arcade machines. Anyway, since you don't have one, I will do it here.
I am a 50+ CNC Machinist who has always had a love of vintage Bandits and Allwin type machines. My wife recently agreed to me purchasing one of each, so I now have cash burning a hole in my pocket. My other interests are Cartophily (No, nothing to do with maps!) Billiards, Snooker and I am also a 'Hobbyist' magician. I would love an Allwin connected to Snooker, and since they tend to have balls and recepticles, I am surprised I have never seen one.
Anyway, as I find my way around the site I am sure I will find myself 'picking brains'.