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[foogallery id="17451"] Another Day in the Life of a Valuer…….A Sleek Tin Lizzie! This week as an expert plant and equipment valuer had me looking at a Tin Lizzie, an old and not so virtuous nickname for the Ford Model T automobile, which is the car that changed the entire industry.  The Ford Motor Co developed the production assembly line still used today. This car has been slightly modified since she came off the production line in 1923, but she does come in the original colour, as Henry Ford famously said, you can have any colour you want, as long as it is black! As the expert valuer I had to determine what she is worth today, and that is considerably more than she was when new.  In 1923 she would have set you back $364, the equivalent of $5353 today. #expertvaluer #plantandmachineryvaluer #expertplantvaluer #expertwitnessvaluer #plantvaluer #expertequipmentvaluer #plantandequipmentvaluer #modelT #roadster #ford...

Another day in the life of a valuer……this time adding value! Last week I had the pleasure of being the auctioneer for the second Wenona School Sports lunch. Run by the Wenona Foundation the event aim is to provide means-tested scholarships which will enable less privileged girls to attend this highly regarded school. From the guest speakers, there were some wonderful insights into being a sports professional and a mum delivered by a pregnant Aussie Women's Sevens Olympic Gold Medallist Emilee Cherry and Former Australian “Diamond” and mother of 2 Megan Anderson. These women demonstrated that you can achieve many things with focus and dedication. We had a hefty increase in our financial goal from #principalatwenona and thanks to the many generous donors and attendees (and maybe a few flies in the room!!) we got there.   [foogallery id="17361"] #wenona #wenonaschool  #wenonafoundation #philanthropy  #expertvaluer  #auctioneer...

Another Day in the life of a valuer………When is a boat considered a bus or a bus considered a boat? This week as an expert valuer I was fortunate to complete a valuation on a LARC (acronym for Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo) which originally started life as a military asset, and then spent some time in Antarctica, and is now remodelled as an amphibious tourist vessel. My job in this valuation was first to determine if it was a bus or a boat.  This duck is registered as both, so as far as I am concerned, it is both! As an expert valuer, the next thing I had to do was determine its value.  Quite a challenge for an asset that is older than me, and probably in better condition! An Aluminium hull/chassis, and a late model diesel engine, she has had some work done but is no old duck. As a plant and machinery valuer I have seen a lot of things, but this Duck is one of only seven globally! #expertvaluer #plantandmachineryvaluer #expertplantvaluer #expertwitnessvaluer #plantvaluer #expertequipmentvaluer #plantandequipmentvaluer [foogallery id="16145"]...

A day in the life of a valuer…..Automobiles (at last) Being a valuer you get to see and complete valuations on many things. This week I have the chance to value some Italian Super Cars. Do you feel the need to be a superstar?  Fancy the deep throaty roar of a Lamborghini Gallardo? Not your scene?  How about a 2017 Maserati Levante, with under 3000klm? Or maybe more my scene, a Landcruiser Prado? So this week we not only get to value these, but we are also selling them. Interested – have a look at our web page www.liquidassets.net.au #expertvaluer #plantandmachineryvaluer #expertplantvaluer #expertwitnessvaluer #plantvaluer #expertequipmentvaluer [gallery ids="15956,15964,15968,15972,15982"]...

[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    ...

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...

We recently had the opportunity to value assets in the brand new Studios 301 in Sydney.  Some magic has been done here with the construction of a world class facility that has worked with current global stars such as Muse, Kanye West, Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, Matt Corby, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Powderfinger, Bluejuice and Xavier Rudd.   The history component of the project is that some of the equipment we valued came out of the famous Abbey Road Studios in London.   The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Hollies are just some of the bands that have recorded on the very same machines in Studios 301, that our budding artists in Australia are now using. Among the assets there is state of the art digital mastering equipment, analogue mixing consoles and speakers that can punch out a clean crisp tune louder than a jet engine! Also part of the offering at Studios 301, is the capacity to digitise old “tapes” and all other classic audio mediums retaining more Australian music and sound history for Libraries and various government institutions. If you are interested, you can even host your corporate events on the site, do tours of the facility……and maybe even belt out a few tunes! www.studios301.com    ...

We are fortunate to have two amazing pieces of Aboriginal Artwork for sale. “Mountain Devil Lizard – 2013” by internationally acclaimed and award winning artist Kathleen Petyarre and “My Country” by Margaret Lewis Napangardi.   These paintings are collectors’ pieces and would look at home in any office, commercial or residential environment.  If you ever wanted to have a collectors piece of Aboriginal Art now is your opportunity!  Both pieces come with Certificates of Authenticity Available via on-line auction...