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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 Roger
Yesterday 10:48 PM Go to last post
14,135 212,530
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by tenor
17th November 2018 09:16 AM Go to last post
1,819 20,370
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
19th November 2018 11:12 AM Go to last post
336 4,989
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
14th November 2018 10:22 AM Go to last post
249 10,082
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
4th September 2018 10:02 PM Go to last post
104 1,262
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
13th November 2018 12:48 PM Go to last post
551 3,004
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by RWHB1
5th October 2018 08:31 PM Go to last post
139 312
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
17th September 2018 08:54 AM Go to last post
258 891
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by RWHB1
14th November 2018 07:28 PM Go to last post
1,688 14,255
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
3,831 53,282
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
18th November 2018 09:48 AM Go to last post
175 2,066
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
19th July 2018 10:29 AM Go to last post
64 487
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
16th November 2018 04:45 PM Go to last post
2,163 12,142
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
17th November 2018 08:58 PM Go to last post
2,161 13,757
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
663 3,574
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
4,989 8,626
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
19th November 2018 11:30 PM Go to last post
3,056 10,113
Steam related items on eBay .
by Clayton
Yesterday 03:06 PM Go to last post
2,114 4,900
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
10th October 2018 01:55 AM Go to last post
365 1,636
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.
25th October 2018 01:14 PM Go to last post
39 85
4 4
Forum featuring information about Sutton Castings the service they offer.
6th November 2017 01:23 PM Go to last post
1 1
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
20th October 2018 03:39 PM Go to last post
116 302
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by Walton
12th September 2018 08:57 PM Go to last post
78 386
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
1st September 2017 08:57 PM Go to last post
26 219
A forum for contributors to leave a message with the contribution.
28th January 2018 11:50 AM Go to last post
2 7
Supporters - Restricted Access For Donating Members Only
Private 16 162
Reference documents and pictures.
Private 260 508
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 22 65
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,852 17,601
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 182 1,728
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,656 2,844

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Old Armistice Day, East Kent    21-11, 02:54  martin hunt   Steam on the Road
Old Where Steam Rollers...    20-11, 22:48  Roger   Discussions
Old Traction Engine in...    20-11, 22:13  AlfieGillies   Discussions
Old William Smith's Steam...    20-11, 20:38  Proff   Discussions
Old Wallis advance saftey...    20-11, 20:38  basil JNR   For-Sale Adverts
Old They Shall Not Grow Old    20-11, 20:15  Blakey   Discussions
Old Steam Whistle    20-11, 17:00  smithers   For-Sale Adverts
Old Burrell 4" SCC Build...    20-11, 15:27  oly2brf5   Model Engines
Old steam whistle    20-11, 15:06  Clayton   eBay
Old Physics & Water - Help...    20-11, 14:53  Clinkard   Off Topic Discussions
Old Stone Crusher    20-11, 12:20  Comeonoldgirl   eBay
Old Wanted Marshall toolbox    19-11, 23:30  Fordson 1   Wanted Adverts
Old GDSF    19-11, 23:02  dave85   Discussions
Old Steve Casey    19-11, 21:55  toolbagted   Discussions
Old Tax disc holders    19-11, 17:23  UJ2225   Wanted Adverts
Old Rear Tail Lamp    19-11, 17:05  smithers   For-Sale Adverts
Old Duchess of Sutherland &...    19-11, 13:53  Foden NK5836   Discussions
Old 6" little samson    19-11, 11:20  mickval   Model Engines
Old Foden 12788 returns to...    19-11, 11:12  nicktrex   Members Engines
Old When your Men go to the...    18-11, 15:35  Earl Kitchener   Discussions
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1169
Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
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Old Happy New Year at...  683
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Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
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Old What Kills Rallies?  73262
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Discussions  210511
Model Engines  53282
Technical Topics  20370
Off Topic Discussions  17601
Show Reports  13757
Steam Events  12142
Historic Photograph...  11326
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Restoration Projects  10082
For-Sale Adverts  8626
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carl_byrne  394
Lord B of Crafton  382
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weidner  14302
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Steam Scenes  4707
Bosiboz  4598
buzzy bee  4511
SDSPS  4255
sparkright  4173
Rod Boesing  4162
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Bosiboz  16898
8_10 Brass Cleaner  11386
davidje  8520
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weidner  7496
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sparkright  5562
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