Model Engineer Albert Torney – A few photos of his amazing collection.

These amazing models have been brought to my attention by Brian Gray.

He used to go to all the public functions especially picture theatres, and he always carried a sugar bag to collect empty bottles and cans.

His name was Albert Torney. Everyone thought he was a bit eccentric and the kids would tease him. Then it was discovered that he sold the empty bottles but only some of the cans.

After he died in 1989 aged 86 his large collection of model cars made from aluminium cans was discovered.

This goes to prove “you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover” or a sculptor by his sugar bag.