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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.
by RWHB1
Today 09:16 AM Go to last post
13,109 199,142
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
Today 03:56 AM Go to last post
1,542 17,278
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
Yesterday 09:31 PM Go to last post
324 4,825
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
234 9,282
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
24th November 2016 02:23 PM Go to last post
80 1,165
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
Yesterday 10:23 PM Go to last post
504 2,812
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by jameso
28th November 2016 06:39 PM Go to last post
98 224
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.
2nd December 2016 04:14 PM Go to last post
1,583 13,213
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Yesterday 06:54 PM Go to last post
3,525 48,764
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
17th November 2016 11:46 AM Go to last post
170 1,910
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
4th November 2016 03:19 PM Go to last post
59 407
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.
9th November 2016 10:28 AM Go to last post
28 68
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
30th November 2016 12:04 AM Go to last post
1,960 11,425
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
by 00000
18th November 2016 11:47 PM Go to last post
1,813 12,499
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
11th November 2016 04:00 PM Go to last post
607 3,338
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 07:55 PM Go to last post
4,247 7,268
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
2nd December 2016 07:10 PM Go to last post
2,669 8,663
Steam related items on eBay .
by tvoburn
30th November 2016 08:37 PM Go to last post
1,947 4,508
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by chrisg
23rd November 2016 06:06 PM Go to last post
334 1,488
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
by Allan
16th November 2016 08:36 PM Go to last post
109 274
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
28th November 2016 07:12 PM Go to last post
73 348
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 1,675 15,854
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 173 1,622
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,653 2,834

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
Thread    Date, Time  Posted By   Forum
Old Materials    04-12, 09:16  RWHB1   Discussions
Old Roadside Repairs, Best...    04-12, 07:37  00000   Discussions
Old Broken Casting    04-12, 03:56  James Powell   Technical Topics
Old Hello from Cornwall    03-12, 22:23  Martin true64   Introduce Yourself
Old Burrell 2646    03-12, 21:31  Burrell2426   Members Engines
Old Sentinel trailer number...    03-12, 20:59  martin hunt   Restoration Projects
Old 4.5" foden boiler    03-12, 19:55  steamyian   For-Sale Adverts
Old Information on A&P 11705...    03-12, 19:37  the highwayman   Discussions
Old 6" little samson    03-12, 18:54  stovepipe   Model Engines
Old 3 inch living van    03-12, 18:09  Donal o callaghan   For-Sale Adverts
Old 3 Chime Whistle    03-12, 13:44  81119   For-Sale Adverts
Old Working days    03-12, 12:59  towd crank   Discussions
Old Changing fireboxes on...    03-12, 11:37  stefan mlynek   Discussions
Old Restoration of Fowler A4...    03-12, 10:25  carl_byrne   Restoration Projects
Old Aveling Roller 8727    03-12, 09:39  Aveling8727   Restoration Projects
Old Being Santa Claus    03-12, 09:12  carl_byrne   Off Topic Discussions
Old Boiler Code AS 1271-2003    02-12, 23:58  Steamcar   Discussions
Old Some old newspaper...    02-12, 21:51  Thecornishsteamenthusiast   Discussions
Old fowler t3 roller    02-12, 21:26  ernestclump   Discussions
Old Help wanted    02-12, 19:10  Gillian Duncombe   Wanted Adverts
Old Then and Now  1929
Old burrell 3385  1336
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 6" Little Samson...  602
Old Transportation  599
Old fowler road loco 8669...  498
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
Old Then and Now  271753
Old burrell 3385  168418
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  161952
Old 3" Mclaren build  84221
Old Transportation  79136
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  76136
Old fowler road loco 8669...  74531
Old Happy New Year at...  69409
Old Restoration of Fowler A4...  45583
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  43920
Discussions  197189
Model Engines  48764
Technical Topics  17278
Off Topic Discussions  15854
Show Reports  12499
Steam Events  11425
Historic Photograph...  10324
Restoration Projects  9282
Wanted Adverts  8663
For-Sale Adverts  7268
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  830
davidje  734
Rod Boesing  676
MartinP  455
buzzy bee  449
SDSPS  440
Bosiboz  433
Lord B of Crafton  342
8_10 Brass Cleaner  317
chief polisher  290
8_10 Brass Cleaner  13177
weidner  13073
00000  5438
Broken Firebar  4682
Steam Scenes  4598
Bosiboz  4172
Rod Boesing  4152
buzzy bee  4129
SDSPS  4093
sparkright  4005
Steam Scenes  19793
Bosiboz  12075
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10534
davidje  8445
SDSPS  7429
weidner  6507
sparkright  5167
Rod Boesing  4687
Broken Firebar  4603
Arfursteam  4155

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