The Music Hall Cruise Control 2 would definitely have been the way to go, but I've been in touch with them and they don't do a European version.
I could probably convert the TT to run on 110v (the motor already does!) as a couple of my Linn LK140 amps I brought from the US are 110v and powered via a very large (and expensive!) step-down transformer in the basement, but it still leaves the apparently insurmountable problem of the frequency difference (60Hz - 50Hz).
The Heed Audio Orbit 2 is an obvious alternative, but at over 400 euros ($500) it would probably be more cost effective to take the Rega motor upgrade/TT PSU option.
Has anyone any better suggestions?
Andrew - ah, but was the overall upgrade audibly worthwhile