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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.
13,190 200,232
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by iain
Today 11:40 AM Go to last post
1,574 17,700
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
9th January 2017 12:48 PM Go to last post
325 4,828
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
235 9,429
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
by 113043
Yesterday 08:44 AM Go to last post
83 1,176
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
22nd January 2017 10:10 PM Go to last post
508 2,836
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
22nd January 2017 09:37 AM Go to last post
101 232
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
by Triton
3rd January 2017 01:48 AM Go to last post
232 820
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by RWHB1
20th January 2017 02:18 PM Go to last post
1,591 13,253
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
3,545 49,202
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
15th December 2016 01:48 PM Go to last post
170 1,911
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by s7eam
7th January 2017 09:51 PM Go to last post
60 410
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
20th January 2017 09:40 PM Go to last post
1,967 11,439
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
8th January 2017 04:18 PM Go to last post
1,819 12,525
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
9th January 2017 06:25 PM Go to last post
608 3,340
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 12:26 PM Go to last post
4,310 7,374
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 06:37 PM Go to last post
2,703 8,793
Steam related items on eBay .
by DG
Today 08:49 AM Go to last post
1,959 4,542
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
14th January 2017 10:02 AM Go to last post
336 1,503
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
by wamjl50
18th December 2016 03:29 PM Go to last post
33 289
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
9th January 2017 02:59 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
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 YA1177
7th January 2017 08:11 PM Go to last post
73 350
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 258 506
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 1,691 15,997
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 174 1,630
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,654 2,835

Top 10 Stats
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Old Aveling 8727 First Moves    24-01, 12:01  Aveling8727   Discussions
Old S    24-01, 11:52  Aveling8727   Discussions
Old ultrasound thickness...    24-01, 11:40  iain   Technical Topics
Old Boiler test and...    24-01, 10:28  the highwayman   Model Engines
Old Sentinel parts    24-01, 08:49  DG   eBay
Old Lost Traction Engine...    24-01, 08:08  b6 Fowler   Discussions
Old Ploughing in Germany    23-01, 23:01  Proff   Discussions
Old Burrell horn plate bolts.    23-01, 22:29  ethel   Discussions
Old 1935 showmans caravan...    23-01, 21:31  fowler10242   Restoration Projects
Old Burrell 4" SCC Build...    23-01, 21:13  oly2brf5   Model Engines
Old 6" Clayton Undertype,...    23-01, 20:18  Steamer77   Model Engines
Old 6" little samson    23-01, 19:54  mclaren   Model Engines
Old Wallis 7nhpTE piston    23-01, 18:37  Late Western   Wanted Adverts
Old Aveling water pump    23-01, 16:11  The Pirate   Wanted Adverts
Old water cart wheels    23-01, 15:19  8_10 Brass Cleaner   Wanted Adverts
Old 6" Burrell Road Loco...    23-01, 12:53  The Pirate   Model Engines
Old Water cart    23-01, 12:26  Simplicty kid   For-Sale Adverts
Old Job - Newton Abbott    23-01, 10:53  Late Western   Discussions
Old Wallis & Steevens...    23-01, 09:38  Late Western   Restoration Projects
Old Engine Owners Meeting    23-01, 08:44  113043   NTET
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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
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Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  163073
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Old Transportation  79233
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Old fowler road loco 8669...  75876
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Old Restoration of Fowler A4...  46041
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  44124
Discussions  198270
Model Engines  49202
Technical Topics  17700
Off Topic Discussions  15997
Show Reports  12525
Steam Events  11439
Historic Photograph...  10364
Restoration Projects  9429
Wanted Adverts  8793
For-Sale Adverts  7374
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davidje  734
Rod Boesing  678
MartinP  456
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Lord B of Crafton  345
8_10 Brass Cleaner  317
carl_byrne  296
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weidner  13204
00000  5496
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Steam Scenes  4599
Bosiboz  4194
buzzy bee  4159
Rod Boesing  4158
SDSPS  4107
sparkright  4016
Steam Scenes  19805
Bosiboz  12291
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10596
davidje  8474
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weidner  6618
sparkright  5196
Rod Boesing  4778
Broken Firebar  4628
Arfursteam  4202

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