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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.
12,706 193,106
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
Today 11:12 AM Go to last post
1,455 16,399
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
15th May 2016 08:35 PM Go to last post
320 4,778
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
230 8,859
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
16th May 2016 09:27 AM Go to last post
62 1,052
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
9th May 2016 11:09 PM Go to last post
493 2,768
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
27th May 2016 10:29 PM Go to last post
87 199
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
by No.41
18th May 2016 10:24 AM Go to last post
218 795
Collection of members working engine pictures.
1,533 12,876
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
3,416 47,326
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
22nd May 2016 07:11 PM Go to last post
167 1,835
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
25th May 2016 07:01 AM Go to last post
55 386
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.
23 61
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
Today 01:24 PM Go to last post
1,879 11,054
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,671 11,806
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
27th May 2016 11:14 AM Go to last post
567 3,202
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
by Ceri
Yesterday 04:18 PM Go to last post
3,967 6,753
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
28th May 2016 06:05 AM Go to last post
2,508 8,128
Steam related items on eBay .
21st May 2016 06:44 PM Go to last post
1,900 4,401
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
20th May 2016 09:25 PM Go to last post
327 1,451
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
16th May 2016 11:59 PM Go to last post
104 260
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by 00000
26th December 2015 05:27 PM Go to last post
67 316
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 257 492
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 1,626 15,361
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 169 1,574
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,652 2,833

Top 10 Stats
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Old traction engine on...    30-05, 12:40  iron john   Discussions
Old Boiler Treatment    30-05, 11:12  davidnclare   Technical Topics
Old Lending them out-- what...    30-05, 11:06  mickval   Model Engines
Old Single Cylinder...    30-05, 10:24  oly2brf5   Model Engines
Old Crankshaft Splines    30-05, 10:12  chbeyer   Model Engines
Old Wallis at Castle Cary?    30-05, 08:36  Late Western   Discussions
Old Foden D type AMB 680    29-05, 19:16  Lord B of Crafton   Discussions
Old Strumpshaw Rally &...    29-05, 19:15  Arfursteam   Show Reports
Old Prewar 1/4" Whitworth...    29-05, 19:14  oly2brf5   Technical Topics
Old Strumpshaw Rally &...    29-05, 19:08  Arfursteam   Show Reports
Old Australia    29-05, 18:58  Simpkin72   Discussions
Old Fowler three wheeled...    29-05, 18:52  Govenor   Historic Photograph...
Old Sentinel trailer number...    29-05, 18:47  martin hunt   Restoration Projects
Old Steel Boiler maker    29-05, 18:27  k11gmh   Model Engines
Old 16ft ex-Army trailer    29-05, 16:18  Ceri   For-Sale Adverts
Old Ransomes Brass Chimney...    29-05, 16:08  cheeseroller   Discussions
Old Cornish Traction...    29-05, 09:10  jvenning   Show Reports
Old Burrell Road Loco 4"...    29-05, 08:00  fair wallis   For-Sale Adverts
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1164
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Old Transportation  599
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  157218
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Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  74975
Old Happy New Year at...  69203
Old fowler road loco 8669...  69055
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  43578
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Discussions  191173
Model Engines  47326
Technical Topics  16399
Off Topic Discussions  15361
Show Reports  11806
Steam Events  11054
Historic Photograph...  9991
Restoration Projects  8859
Wanted Adverts  8128
For-Sale Adverts  6753
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davidje  731
Rod Boesing  673
MartinP  455
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Bosiboz  390
Lord B of Crafton  324
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chief polisher  289
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weidner  12727
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Steam Scenes  4577
Rod Boesing  4121
buzzy bee  4023
Bosiboz  4012
SDSPS  4011
sparkright  3885
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Bosiboz  10308
8_10 Brass Cleaner  9908
davidje  8372
SDSPS  7337
weidner  6271
sparkright  4796
Rod Boesing  4539
Broken Firebar  4452
00000  3717

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