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Welcome to the new Traction Talk

Traction Talk is the Messageboard Dedicated to Road Steam Engines

If you have an interest in Traction Engines, Minature Steam, Steam Engine Rallies or anything road steam related then Traction Talk is the place for you!

You need to register with us before you can see messages or post, this is easy to do and completely free of charge - you can be up and running in minutes by following the link below:

Register for Traction Talk

What We Talk About

Traction Talk is a thriving and growing community we have around 1,000 active members and a library of over 50,000 posts featuring many hundreds of pictures. Our members come from the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, Germany, Holland and a few more besides!

We have a couple of get-together's each year with the main one being held at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in August/September.

We feature pictures and discussion on all types of engines including, General Purpose Engines, Showmans Engines, Steam Rollers, Steam Lorries and historic pictures of engines during their working life.

Miniature Steam

If you are interested in building miniature traction engines we have a thriving model forum, where you can discuss building, buying and running minature engines:

Steam Rallies

We have a regularly updated list of road steam events taking place across the world and a calendar of events.

Also throughout the summer season we have rally reports supplied by members - Traction Talk is the first place to learn about what's going on in the rally scene.

Not Just Steam

In addition we have several other forums dedicated to non-steam topics:

Items For Sale and Wanted
Jokes and Off Topic Discussions

How Traction Talk is Paid For

Traction Talk is funded entirely by it's membership. We don't feature any advertising on the site.

For those who would like to make a voluntary donation to Traction Talk funds we provide an image hosting service and several supporter only forums. Once you are registered you can find out more about donating and the benefits.

Join Us Today

If any of the above sounds like it would interest you please join us, we welcome new members and in time hope you can become a valued contributer to the Traction Talk community.

Register For Traction Talk

Should you have any issues with signing up or further questions please email me and I will do my best to help out:
David Collidge, Traction Talk Administrator -

  Forum Last Post Threads Posts
Steam Engine Matters
For general discussions on all things Traction Engine related.
12,951 196,404
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
23rd September 2016 07:50 AM Go to last post
1,508 16,907
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
24th August 2016 09:13 PM Go to last post
322 4,804
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
by hedge
Yesterday 09:44 PM Go to last post
233 9,147
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
23rd September 2016 08:15 AM Go to last post
73 1,125
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
498 2,789
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
8th September 2016 06:55 PM Go to last post
94 210
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
13th September 2016 08:34 AM Go to last post
227 812
Collection of members working engine pictures.
24th September 2016 08:53 AM Go to last post
1,570 13,114
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
3,488 48,134
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
20th September 2016 07:40 AM Go to last post
168 1,884
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
Today 12:55 PM Go to last post
56 397
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
33 288
Forum featuring information about Craftmaster Steam Supplies product range.
by Mr B
15th December 2014 11:34 AM Go to last post
17 118
Information about MGC Engineering and the range of services they offer.
18th January 2016 10:20 PM Go to last post
5 16
Forum featuring information about Berrybrook Steam and the services they provide.
16th September 2016 12:49 PM Go to last post
27 67
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
1,946 11,377
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,794 12,387
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
603 3,314
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
4,133 7,065
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 08:40 AM Go to last post
2,611 8,489
Steam related items on eBay .
19th September 2016 10:19 AM Go to last post
1,930 4,458
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by Mr B
Today 08:11 AM Go to last post
332 1,477
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
17th August 2016 01:50 PM Go to last post
106 267
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
19th July 2016 10:31 AM Go to last post
70 327
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
by SimonT
17th September 2016 11:47 PM Go to last post
25 208
A forum for contributors to leave a message with the contribution.
16th April 2014 02:37 PM Go to last post
2 5
Supporters - Restricted Access For Donating Members Only
Private 16 162
Reference documents and pictures.
Private 257 496
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 19 60
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,661 15,743
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 173 1,615
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,653 2,834

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
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Old Burrell-Boydell Engines    26-09, 16:50  Thecornishsteamenthusiast   Discussions
Old Next Generation...    26-09, 16:32  00000   Discussions
Old Bedfordshire Steam &...    26-09, 16:02  Sick of brasso   Show Reports
Old Moonraker out and about.    26-09, 16:00  Chris Cox   Steam on the Road
Old Fred Smith info    26-09, 15:22  Earl Kitchener   Discussions
Old Forncett Steam Museum...    26-09, 14:50  Brian Hutchings   Steam Events
Old Thrash the B......'s off...    26-09, 13:59  bjwlancashire   Discussions
Old Winston Churchill    26-09, 13:46  bjwlancashire   Discussions
Old long eaton model show    26-09, 13:40  bjwlancashire   Steam Events
Old 3 inch Plaistow    26-09, 12:55  novagsi0   The Drawings
Old Abbeydale industrial...    26-09, 12:27  dave85   Discussions
Old Aveling & porter r10...    26-09, 12:25  avelingwd3284   For-Sale Adverts
Old Hints and tips needed...    26-09, 12:19  David Powell   Model Engines
Old Revised Ploughing...    26-09, 11:49  sparkright   Vintage Spirit
Old Hello from the Medway...    26-09, 10:52  mickval   Introduce Yourself
Old Blisworth Canal Festival...    26-09, 09:08  sparkright   Steam on the Road
Old Southwell Ploughing Match    26-09, 08:41  Sparkplug   Show Reports
Old Dampffestival in...    26-09, 08:31  steamy1   Show Reports
Old Distributors    26-09, 08:11  Mr B   Suppliers
Old Weekend fun and oily...    26-09, 00:01  weidner   Discussions
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1167
Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  692
Old Happy New Year at...  683
Old 6" Little Samson...  602
Old Transportation  599
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  160180
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Old fowler road loco 8669...  70340
Old Happy New Year at...  69390
Old Restoration of Fowler A4...  44275
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  43823
Discussions  194452
Model Engines  48134
Technical Topics  16907
Off Topic Discussions  15743
Show Reports  12387
Steam Events  11377
Historic Photograph...  10225
Restoration Projects  9147
Wanted Adverts  8489
For-Sale Adverts  7065
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  828
davidje  734
Rod Boesing  676
MartinP  455
buzzy bee  442
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Bosiboz  420
Lord B of Crafton  335
8_10 Brass Cleaner  315
chief polisher  289
8_10 Brass Cleaner  12968
weidner  12897
00000  5326
Broken Firebar  4657
Steam Scenes  4587
Rod Boesing  4150
Bosiboz  4113
buzzy bee  4086
SDSPS  4077
sparkright  3951
Steam Scenes  19678
Bosiboz  11676
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10273
davidje  8424
SDSPS  7407
weidner  6397
sparkright  4993
Rod Boesing  4673
Broken Firebar  4537
Arfursteam  3955

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