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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 by it's membership.

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 -

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Steam Engine Matters
For general discussions on all things Traction Engine related.
by wseward
Yesterday 04:52 PM Go to last post
13,552 205,231
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
1,669 18,692
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by 3816
Yesterday 03:09 PM Go to last post
331 4,933
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
31st July 2017 03:53 PM Go to last post
239 9,660
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
1st July 2017 08:38 PM Go to last post
90 1,205
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
519 2,879
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by SimonT
Yesterday 08:17 PM Go to last post
118 275
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
1st August 2017 05:40 AM Go to last post
245 865
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by Mr B
12th August 2017 10:09 AM Go to last post
1,631 13,649
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by chris w
Yesterday 09:44 PM Go to last post
3,649 50,758
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
by chbeyer
Yesterday 10:25 AM Go to last post
171 1,965
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by chris w
20th August 2017 08:35 PM Go to last post
63 445
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
2,040 11,748
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,933 12,974
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
by paumass
Yesterday 06:02 PM Go to last post
634 3,476
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
20th August 2017 07:13 PM Go to last post
4,593 7,892
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
by weidner
19th August 2017 10:56 PM Go to last post
2,832 9,328
Steam related items on eBay .
19th August 2017 12:44 PM Go to last post
2,017 4,697
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
20th August 2017 08:07 PM Go to last post
350 1,566
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
28th February 2017 08:42 PM Go to last post
33 291
Forum featuring information about Craftmaster Steam Supplies product range.
30th March 2017 08:03 AM Go to last post
18 121
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.
17th August 2017 12:37 PM Go to last post
31 73
4 4
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
18th January 2017 09:37 AM Go to last post
112 281
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by steamy1
10th August 2017 06:58 PM Go to last post
75 373
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
8th January 2017 09:09 PM Go to last post
25 210
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 259 507
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 20 63
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,735 16,399
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 178 1,691
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,654 2,835

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
Thread    Date, Time  Posted By   Forum
Old Being in control!    21-08, 21:44  chris w   Model Engines
Old Cornish Steam & Country...    21-08, 21:41  carl_byrne   Show Reports
Old Securing magnetic drill...    21-08, 20:58  8_10 Brass Cleaner   Technical Topics
Old Battery tray- Onslow...    21-08, 20:17  SimonT   Courier Requests
Old DVSA check point near...    21-08, 19:27  marshall45825   Off Topic Discussions
Old Cornish Steam 2017,...    21-08, 18:33  wjvardy1942   Show Reports
Old A Sentinel to Onslow    21-08, 18:02  paumass   Steam on the Road
Old Boiler treatment ... old...    21-08, 17:55  meyrick   Technical Topics
Old Help wanted.    21-08, 16:52  wseward   Discussions
Old Burrell 2646    21-08, 15:09  3816   Members Engines
Old Steam on the Road 2017...    21-08, 14:50  s7eam   Show Reports
Old West of England Steam...    21-08, 13:31  btiratsoo   Steam Events
Old Hi From near Welland...    21-08, 10:52  doug.meller   Introduce Yourself
Old Cliff and Bunting    21-08, 10:25  chbeyer   The Models
Old The Story of the Midland...    21-08, 07:42  FTR3456   Discussions
Old WESES 2017    20-08, 22:10  Thecornishsteamenthusiast   Show Reports
Old International Steam at...    20-08, 20:50  International Steam   Show Reports
Old Ruston Proctor SD 4",...    20-08, 20:35  chris w   The Drawings
Old 20 inch inner tube tyre...    20-08, 20:07  mark vine   Suppliers
Old Mint & boxed Wilesco Old...    20-08, 19:13  Timothy Hackworth Jr   For-Sale Adverts
Old Then and Now  2011
Old burrell 3385  1356
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 Transportation  603
Old 6" Little Samson...  602
Old fowler road loco 8669...  503
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
Old Then and Now  291903
Old burrell 3385  174421
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  166440
Old 3" Mclaren build  85916
Old Transportation  82081
Old fowler road loco 8669...  78662
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  78172
Old Happy New Year at...  69477
Old NTET Road Run - 27...  60744
Old Restoration of Fowler A4...  52365
Discussions  203220
Model Engines  50758
Technical Topics  18692
Off Topic Discussions  16399
Show Reports  12974
Steam Events  11748
Historic Photograph...  10746
Restoration Projects  9660
Wanted Adverts  9328
For-Sale Adverts  7892
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  841
davidje  734
Rod Boesing  678
Bosiboz  479
buzzy bee  456
MartinP  456
SDSPS  451
Lord B of Crafton  358
carl_byrne  331
8_10 Brass Cleaner  320
weidner  13639
8_10 Brass Cleaner  13511
00000  5783
Broken Firebar  4722
Steam Scenes  4670
Bosiboz  4375
buzzy bee  4281
SDSPS  4192
Rod Boesing  4162
sparkright  4099
Steam Scenes  20396
Bosiboz  13845
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10916
davidje  8503
SDSPS  7539
weidner  6964
sparkright  5374
Arfursteam  4894
Rod Boesing  4803
Broken Firebar  4677

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Traction-Talk Statistics
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Threads: 40,972, Posts: 386,140, Members: 9,914, Active Members: 1,400
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