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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:

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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 -

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Steam Engine Matters
For general discussions on all things Traction Engine related.
by karlb84
Today 12:07 PM Go to last post
12,819 194,547
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
Today 08:12 AM Go to last post
1,480 16,649
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by 00000
29th June 2016 09:25 AM Go to last post
321 4,788
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
232 8,995
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
16th July 2016 05:55 AM Go to last post
67 1,092
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
5th July 2016 11:33 AM Go to last post
494 2,769
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by The Fly
22nd June 2016 08:45 AM Go to last post
88 200
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
15th July 2016 05:54 PM Go to last post
222 802
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by steamy1
22nd July 2016 02:14 PM Go to last post
1,545 12,973
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Today 10:08 AM Go to last post
3,448 47,653
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
Yesterday 07:33 AM Go to last post
167 1,857
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.
25 64
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
by Triton
Yesterday 11:28 PM Go to last post
1,919 11,211
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,726 12,038
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
Yesterday 09:23 PM Go to last post
592 3,277
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 07:38 PM Go to last post
4,060 6,934
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 08:49 PM Go to last post
2,563 8,308
Steam related items on eBay .
25th July 2016 11:12 AM Go to last post
1,913 4,417
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
328 1,461
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
7th July 2016 02:23 PM Go to last post
105 266
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 257 494
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 1,640 15,568
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 170 1,587
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,653 2,834

Top 10 Stats
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Old Allerton Park    27-07, 12:07  karlb84   Discussions
Old Then and Now    27-07, 11:19  Burrell242601   Discussions
Old 4" Ruston Proctor    27-07, 10:08  shiremog   Model Engines
Old Piston ring suppliers    27-07, 08:59  Aveling8727   Suppliers
Old Tender Trim /Capping    27-07, 08:30  Gordon Bennett   Discussions
Old Netley Marsh Steam &...    27-07, 08:25  steamy1   Show Reports
Old Bedford    27-07, 08:12  Ruston   Discussions
Old Stopps plate    27-07, 08:12  the highwayman   Technical Topics
Old Packing size? Help...    27-07, 07:06  Shropshire Lad   Discussions
Old Rally coal rations    27-07, 06:51  Garrett58   Discussions
Old Engine Prices    27-07, 01:35  Steamcar   Discussions
Old Chimney Repair for...    27-07, 00:51  bjwlancashire   Restoration Projects
Old Torbay Steam Fair 2016    26-07, 23:28  Triton   Steam Events
Old Boconnoc To Torbay    26-07, 21:23  garrett4cd   Steam on the Road
Old W9 fan cowl    26-07, 20:49  marshall wendy   Wanted Adverts
Old Boiler water-clack/feed...    26-07, 20:44  C.M.FANCE   Technical Topics
Old Welland Steam Rally...    26-07, 20:10  SDSPS   Steam Events
Old Living van/blacksmith(?)...    26-07, 19:38  concorde   For-Sale Adverts
Old Smart and Brown Model A...    26-07, 19:25  rustytrucks   For-Sale Adverts
Old aveling roller scrapper...    26-07, 10:07  1882   Wanted Adverts
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1164
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 Transportation  78716
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Old fowler road loco 8669...  69309
Old Happy New Year at...  69272
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  43691
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Model Engines  47653
Technical Topics  16649
Off Topic Discussions  15568
Show Reports  12038
Steam Events  11211
Historic Photograph...  10086
Restoration Projects  8995
Wanted Adverts  8308
For-Sale Adverts  6934
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Steam Scenes  827
davidje  734
Rod Boesing  674
MartinP  455
buzzy bee  440
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Bosiboz  401
Lord B of Crafton  325
8_10 Brass Cleaner  314
chief polisher  289
8_10 Brass Cleaner  12873
weidner  12786
00000  5275
Broken Firebar  4640
Steam Scenes  4581
Rod Boesing  4135
buzzy bee  4055
Bosiboz  4039
SDSPS  4030
sparkright  3913
Steam Scenes  19534
Bosiboz  10541
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10099
davidje  8382
SDSPS  7347
weidner  6304
sparkright  4845
Rod Boesing  4615
Broken Firebar  4514
00000  3826

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