Well, at long last I have set-up my scanner and got it functioning.
A significant improvement on the state of play over the last two and a half years!
Another change is that I have switched back to Ilfotec DD-X. I used it 18 years ago when it was new on the market and found it incredibly clean.
A road trip to the Southern Highlands and a bit of a test on some rather novel backlit sign posting of a property.