A good mate of mine, Alex was heading off o'seas only a short while ago and offered up a few of his possessions. I snapped up an Epson Perfection 2400 Photo. This was a good day.
Now I can do my own scanning at home, saving quite a bit of money (not time). Next step will be to do my own developing black & white and colour.
Finding the right balance to bring the best levels out in the monotone image wasn't terribly difficult. I look forward to trying some colour :)