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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:

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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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11,007 166,956
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
1,117 12,353
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines.
21st July 2014 05:26 PM Go to last post
283 4,199
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
17th July 2014 02:36 PM Go to last post
211 7,191
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
444 2,527
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by Andy12
19th July 2014 02:02 PM Go to last post
47 115
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
170 592
Collection of members working engine pictures.
1,262 10,507
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Today 07:53 PM Go to last post
2,934 40,385
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
Yesterday 07:30 PM Go to last post
138 1,411
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by JasonB
20th June 2014 11:17 AM Go to last post
48 318
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
7th July 2014 11:48 AM Go to last post
24 202
Forum featuring information about Craftmaster Steam Supplies product range.
by Mr B
16th June 2014 08:26 AM Go to last post
12 101
Information about MGC Engineering and the range of services they offer.
18th January 2014 09:36 AM Go to last post
5 12
Forum featuring information about Berrybrook Steam and the services they provide.
20th July 2014 07:09 PM Go to last post
4 4
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
Today 09:07 PM Go to last post
1,531 8,968
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,306 9,319
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
439 2,425
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
2,990 4,867
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
by jfb
Today 01:44 PM Go to last post
1,958 6,151
Steam related items on eBay .
19th July 2014 05:51 AM Go to last post
1,591 3,777
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
19th July 2014 08:04 PM Go to last post
295 1,321
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
2nd April 2014 08:50 PM Go to last post
94 215
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by 81119
16th April 2014 06:09 PM Go to last post
61 294
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
21st July 2014 09:00 AM Go to last post
21 170
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 16 156
Reference documents and pictures.
Private 241 466
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 16 54
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,355 12,845
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 143 1,321
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,611 2,778

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Old Greetings from Skegness,...    23-07, 18:59  Village Church Farm   Introduce Yourself
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