Author: Neil Schiller

[foogallery id="15408"] This unit is a cancelled order for South Australia - it has been painted Green and White and the B Trailer is yet to be painted at all.  For a small fee it can come in any colour scheme you want, otherwise it it Green! The A trailer is located at Toowoomba and the B Trailer is at Braziers yard in Dalby, just waiting for a paint job of your choice....

[foogallery id="15389"] A day in the life of a valuer….. Well my last installment was about Planes (a Jet anyway!) so it is only fitting this one is about Trains, or at least rail maintenance.  This venture had me completing a valuation on some Rail Tampers and Ballast Regulators.  These machines are used for track maintenance, where the Tamper in simple terms lifts the rail track, shakes and re-settles the ballast (train track bed of stones) and then places the tracks back on top of the ballast.  The Ballast Regulator then comes along behind the Tamper and much like a road grader smooths the ballast away from the rails and sleepers, leaving it like new. The odd thing here is, if you didn’t know, is that our forefathers had some strange ideas on rail tracks and we have different size gauges (width of the tracks) across the country….in simple terms you cannot use the same machine in Victoria, as say one in NSW! If you want to know more about this, have a look at the link below. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_gauge_in_Australia #expertvaluer #expertmachineryvaluer #plantandmachineryvaluer #plantvaluer #expertequipmentvaluer #expertwitnessvaluer    ...

[foogallery id="15232"] A day in the life of a valuer…… It is not every day you get to see how the A-listers travel, and this week I had the pleasure of inspecting Australia’s newest executive jet. If you have a lazy USD $9,450,000 you can buy yourself a brand spanking new Embraer Phenom 300 jet, and join the jetset, travelling all around the world in first class luxury.  (you may need another spare $1.5 - $2m to ensure you have the best inflight entertainment system, wifi and other luxury necessities) This big boys toy had a sizable journey to Australia, starting in Melbourne (Florida USA) and finishing in Bankstown Sydney, where she will call home. Once she is ready for full service you can charter her for your life of the rich and famous experience, however she will be doing more noble deeds, moving donated organs from one hospital to another saving lives…..when onboard, I chose to think of sipping French champagne rather than the alternative! [foogallery id="15232"]...

With the exit of the car industry, and offshoring of many other manufacturing industries, the Australian Manufacturing Industry looked dire and in need of some intensive care.  However it has proven itself to be more resilient and innovative than first thought.  The recent Commonwealth Bank report in this sector indicates that the growth in the Manufacturing Industry is improving solidly and is now in expansion phase and growing.   This is a very positive outcome for the Australian Economy.  For more information visit Commonwealth Bank Manufacturers PMI report...