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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 -

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Steam Engine Matters
For general discussions on all things Traction Engine related.
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Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
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1,524 17,076
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
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322 4,810
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
23rd October 2016 07:23 PM Go to last post
233 9,232
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
25th October 2016 09:45 AM Go to last post
76 1,136
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
25th October 2016 01:45 PM Go to last post
501 2,793
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by Timbo
23rd October 2016 07:52 PM Go to last post
97 221
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
by DaveyC
17th October 2016 04:38 PM Go to last post
231 818
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by 00000
Today 01:46 PM Go to last post
1,578 13,176
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Today 11:31 AM Go to last post
3,506 48,404
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
by PJG
26th October 2016 10:04 PM Go to last post
170 1,893
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by Ben1
26th October 2016 07:55 PM Go to last post
59 404
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
26th September 2016 11:49 AM Go to last post
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.
1,956 11,403
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
Yesterday 06:44 PM Go to last post
1,811 12,478
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
by Bosiboz
26th October 2016 07:53 AM Go to last post
606 3,332
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
by dgh
Today 01:19 PM Go to last post
4,183 7,163
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
by dgh
Today 11:34 AM Go to last post
2,638 8,571
Steam related items on eBay .
17th October 2016 12:15 PM Go to last post
1,936 4,484
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
15th October 2016 05:50 PM Go to last post
333 1,478
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.
11th October 2016 06:59 PM Go to last post
70 330
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 258 504
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 1,662 15,754
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 173 1,620
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,653 2,834

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Old Scottish coal    28-10, 17:00  hercules1912   Discussions
Old Fowler valves    28-10, 16:49  carl_byrne   Technical Topics
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Old Portable on saw bench    28-10, 13:46  00000   Historic Photograph...
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Old 3/4" new Penberthy style...    28-10, 13:19  dgh   For-Sale Adverts
Old Threshing at North Cave    28-10, 12:53  towd crank   Historic Photograph...
Old transfare    28-10, 12:00  compound   Discussions
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Old plumbing diagram    28-10, 11:31  stovepipe   Model Engines
Old Jobs, Whats out there?    28-10, 10:28  cheeseroller   Discussions
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