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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 -

  Forum Last Post Threads Posts
Steam Engine Matters
For general discussions on all things Traction Engine related.
13,119 199,273
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by Proff
Yesterday 11:39 PM Go to last post
1,544 17,311
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
3rd December 2016 09:31 PM Go to last post
324 4,825
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
Yesterday 11:33 PM Go to last post
234 9,290
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
by Triton
6th December 2016 12:48 AM Go to last post
80 1,170
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
3rd December 2016 10:23 PM Go to last post
504 2,812
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
5th December 2016 08:02 AM Go to last post
99 230
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 Proff
Yesterday 02:34 PM Go to last post
1,584 13,215
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Today 07:30 AM Go to last post
3,527 48,783
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
4th December 2016 08:58 PM Go to last post
1,814 12,500
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.
by Dave
Yesterday 08:25 PM Go to last post
4,253 7,277
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 05:51 PM Go to last post
2,674 8,675
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
5th December 2016 11:01 PM Go to last post
110 275
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 1,678 15,869
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
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Old 6" boilers    08-12, 07:30  tom-madbiker   Model Engines
Old More Newspaper...    08-12, 00:47  Triton   Discussions
Old St Columb Charity Steam...    08-12, 00:36  Triton   Discussions
Old 800 Yard Drums    07-12, 23:39  Proff   Technical Topics
Old Marshall 82186 4 nhp    07-12, 23:33  basil JNR   Restoration Projects
Old Savage Traction Engine    07-12, 23:22  kidbrooke   Discussions
Old Generic Chinese Band-saw    07-12, 23:02  4040   Off Topic Discussions
Old Charles Matthews.    07-12, 21:03  sentinel8595   Discussions
Old J.J. Butterworth of...    07-12, 20:32  SmokingChimney   Discussions
Old !/2" Steam Valves    07-12, 20:25  Dave   For-Sale Adverts
Old contact number wanted...    07-12, 19:40  RWHB1   Discussions
Old Burrell front axle...    07-12, 17:51  the highwayman   Technical Topics
Old GND axle box pattern    07-12, 17:51  jonmilns1991   Wanted Adverts
Old Definition of a 'road...    07-12, 17:43  the highwayman   Discussions
Old Early Burrell RL...    07-12, 14:34  Proff   Historic Photograph...
Old Sentinel trailer number...    07-12, 14:02  martin hunt   Restoration Projects
Old 6" Burrell boiler +...    07-12, 13:53  MikieAP   For-Sale Adverts
Old Working days    07-12, 13:46  wjvardy1942   Discussions
Old Things must be bad at...    07-12, 12:15  Proff   Caption Competitions
Old Part built 4 scale 7hp...    07-12, 10:20  seeingdouble   For-Sale 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  271803
Old burrell 3385  168418
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  162107
Old 3" Mclaren build  84223
Old Transportation  79147
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  76162
Old fowler road loco 8669...  74550
Old Happy New Year at...  69409
Old Restoration of Fowler A4...  45721
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  43924
Discussions  197312
Model Engines  48783
Technical Topics  17311
Off Topic Discussions  15869
Show Reports  12500
Steam Events  11425
Historic Photograph...  10326
Restoration Projects  9290
Wanted Adverts  8675
For-Sale Adverts  7277
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  830
davidje  734
Rod Boesing  677
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  13187
weidner  13081
00000  5439
Broken Firebar  4686
Steam Scenes  4598
Bosiboz  4174
Rod Boesing  4154
buzzy bee  4133
SDSPS  4093
sparkright  4007
Steam Scenes  19798
Bosiboz  12086
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10549
davidje  8445
SDSPS  7429
weidner  6513
sparkright  5170
Rod Boesing  4706
Broken Firebar  4608
Arfursteam  4155

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