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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.
12,871 195,333
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
Yesterday 09:35 PM Go to last post
1,494 16,794
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by ur1328
Yesterday 10:08 PM Go to last post
322 4,803
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
Yesterday 02:30 PM Go to last post
232 9,057
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
18th August 2016 05:34 PM Go to last post
68 1,096
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
by SimonT
Yesterday 09:32 PM Go to last post
495 2,773
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
92 208
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
by Proff
9th August 2016 05:49 PM Go to last post
224 805
Collection of members working engine pictures.
1,552 13,009
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
3,463 47,797
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
by JasonB
20th August 2016 05:28 PM Go to last post
167 1,864
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by cat3412
12th August 2016 11:32 AM Go to last post
56 396
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
6th February 2016 08:52 AM Go to last post
32 278
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.
19th August 2016 03:23 PM Go to last post
26 65
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
20th August 2016 06:40 PM Go to last post
1,932 11,289
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
Yesterday 05:18 PM Go to last post
1,758 12,173
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
597 3,288
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 12:12 PM Go to last post
4,090 6,989
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
2,584 8,392
Steam related items on eBay .
1,921 4,441
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by weidner
18th August 2016 12:51 PM Go to last post
329 1,467
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
25th April 2016 07:28 PM Go to last post
24 201
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 16 158
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 1,657 15,696
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 171 1,602
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,653 2,834

Top 10 Stats
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Old Sentinel safety valve...    24-08, 08:52  ewaota   Wanted Adverts
Old Panther to Onslow park    24-08, 08:50  Aveling8727   Steam on the Road
Old Dorset Dates 2017 ??    24-08, 08:09  Steaming North   Discussions
Old Single Axle low loader    24-08, 07:42  The Mover   Wanted Adverts
Old Burrell roller headstocks    24-08, 07:16  RobVincent   Discussions
Old Copper boiler    24-08, 06:49  Steamcar   Model Engines
Old Wanted Foden wagon    24-08, 06:48  The Pirate   Discussions
Old 1905 Kings Stag Dorset...    24-08, 04:15  RWHB1   Historic Photograph...
Old Back from Rio Well done...    23-08, 22:30  carl_byrne   Off Topic Discussions
Old Clayton 10 ton roller...    23-08, 22:08  ur1328   Members Engines
Old welders    23-08, 21:35  RobVincent   Technical Topics
Old Hello from Deepest...    23-08, 21:32  SimonT   Introduce Yourself
Old Hello    23-08, 21:10  Mr. Fettler   Introduce Yourself
Old Copper Plating    23-08, 20:47  Mr. Fettler   Off Topic Discussions
Old Dorset / Visitor    23-08, 20:02  GB   Discussions
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Old 3" Marshall safety...    23-08, 19:46  mickval   Model Engines
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Model Engines  47797
Technical Topics  16794
Off Topic Discussions  15696
Show Reports  12173
Steam Events  11289
Historic Photograph...  10122
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Wanted Adverts  8392
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Lord B of Crafton  328
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chief polisher  289
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Steam Scenes  4581
Rod Boesing  4145
buzzy bee  4069
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SDSPS  4040
sparkright  3938
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8_10 Brass Cleaner  10181
davidje  8407
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weidner  6333
sparkright  4956
Rod Boesing  4657
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