Well, that didn't take long! I seem to have made a purchase on the good old e-bay. I took a chance, I know, but I thought the turntable looked nice (I know looks aren't everything; at least that what I told my wife all those years ago!) Any way, I bought a Pro-ject 6.1 with original arm complete with an Ortofon 540 cart/stylus. Including delivery it was £164.00 so assuming its not a dud, I think it wasn't a bad buy? The e-bay trader was Audio Emotion from Fife, Scotland - it looks like a trade-in they received as they only seem to sell new high end hi-fi.
Any way, thanks for all the good advice I'll keep you posted when I receive/set up the turntable.