Yer i think your right the de vere 504, would take nearly the rest of my budget to get it and then i would have to travel quite a way to actually pick it up.
You mentioned the focus knob isn't fitted, does anyone know where i can find one of these? And is it still fine to use without it? Sorry if i sound so naive i never had to sort out enlargers before just gone in the school darkroom and printed.
Thanks for everyone help, Shakey