The Triton TRA001B is $519, and I saw a TRA001 in gumtree.com.au that was advertised as new for $300, hence the reason for asking about the model number differences. Thinking on it, when I am getting into that amount of money, I want the whole enchilada, meaning the table height adjustment to be part of the deal. I am quite enamoured with the idea of the triton, after the recommendations here. So I am left with the $519 TRA001B or a cheaper option.
I looked at the GMC router on gumtree, and it is a 1550W unit with 50 router bits as part of the kit, advertised as new, and unused, for $90. I will check out the GMC this weekend, and if it is new and unused, I think I will get it. Even if it breaks down after a few uses, I will have gained experience with a table router, and the fact that it has some bits means I can get started without a large cash outlay. The bits, even if they are not the highest quality, will allow me to gain experience.
I have been quizzing the cabinet maker at work for the last three weeks about routers, and listening to sage words of advice. He is big on jigs. He put me onto the Makita RTO700CX2 trim router (mentioned above as eyeing off). Snap, its the same series as Harry has suggested. I have ordered the beast, so will see how it goes when the trim router arrives. Will check out the 50 bits in the GMC kit to see if any are 1/4" bits.