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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.
12,077 183,784
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by F15513
1st September 2015 02:26 AM Go to last post
1,313 14,629
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
27th August 2015 11:28 AM Go to last post
301 4,505
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
224 8,524
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
1st September 2015 08:53 PM Go to last post
45 978
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
2nd June 2015 11:21 AM Go to last post
481 2,720
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
1st September 2015 10:40 AM Go to last post
77 176
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
23rd August 2015 03:18 PM Go to last post
204 739
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by elsa a8
Yesterday 08:35 PM Go to last post
1,416 11,933
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by iain
Today 01:41 PM Go to last post
3,250 45,044
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
24th August 2015 09:07 AM Go to last post
156 1,712
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
24th June 2015 03:51 PM Go to last post
52 358
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
by Mac1652
21st February 2015 10:20 PM Go to last post
29 218
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 2014 09:36 AM Go to last post
5 12
Forum featuring information about Berrybrook Steam and the services they provide.
by Mac1652
30th August 2015 07:48 PM Go to last post
15 22
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
by rick
Yesterday 06:12 PM Go to last post
1,770 10,505
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,573 11,161
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
Today 09:58 AM Go to last post
521 2,931
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
3,582 6,002
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 08:44 PM Go to last post
2,268 7,212
Steam related items on eBay .
by steamy1
Yesterday 08:28 PM Go to last post
1,779 4,191
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by weidner
28th July 2015 06:18 PM Go to last post
310 1,380
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
23rd July 2015 12:26 PM Go to last post
99 232
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by shumba
16th July 2015 04:15 PM Go to last post
65 309
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
by weidner
Today 09:37 AM Go to last post
23 189
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 253 486
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 18 58
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,539 14,672
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 164 1,512
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,637 2,808

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
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Old 3" s type marshall    03-09, 13:41  iain   Model Engines
Old Nice.....but not at that...    03-09, 13:40  General C.R Dewet   Discussions
Old John Fowler & Co Leeds...    03-09, 12:09  JTurner23   Discussions
Old Shrewsbury Sunday 30 Aug...    03-09, 12:08  8_10 Brass Cleaner   Show Reports
Old 4" scale injector.    03-09, 11:20  DoubleMac   Model Engines
Old The Titfield Thunderbolt    03-09, 11:06  Steamcar   Discussions
Old Marshall roller Jane    03-09, 09:58  YYS4BOB   Steam on the Road
Old Workshop area    03-09, 09:37  weidner   Feedback
Old gdsf ground condition    03-09, 09:07  Paul-Fish-Photos   Discussions
Old A. Henton's steam party    03-09, 08:35  elsa a8   Show Reports
Old Foremost & Dougal    02-09, 20:49  benny boy   Steam on the Road
Old Wood Basket for Fowler...    02-09, 20:44  marshall8hp   Wanted Adverts
Old A Collection of Old...    02-09, 20:35  elsa a8   Historic Preservation...
Old Baker fan    02-09, 20:28  steamy1   eBay
Old Aveling 9435 (one of...    02-09, 19:58  traction engine   Restoration Projects
Old Shrewsbury Sunday 30 Aug...    02-09, 18:59  Arfursteam   Show Reports
Old Onslow Park 2015    02-09, 18:25  DTM537   Show Reports
Old St Albans MES Exhibition    02-09, 18:12  rick   Steam Events
Old Volvo F88    02-09, 17:49  chief polisher   Members Other Interests
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Old burrell 3385  1239
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1163
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  584
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
Old 4" Mac  425
Old Then and Now  215123
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  152193
Old burrell 3385  149451
Old 3" Mclaren build  81404
Old Transportation  73041
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  72794
Old Happy New Year at...  68700
Old fowler road loco 8669...  58156
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  42895
Old 6" Little Samson...  42029
Discussions  181928
Model Engines  45044
Off Topic Discussions  14672
Technical Topics  14629
Show Reports  11161
Steam Events  10505
Historic Photograph...  9275
Restoration Projects  8524
Wanted Adverts  7212
For-Sale Adverts  6002
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Steam Scenes  813
davidje  723
Rod Boesing  649
MartinP  454
buzzy bee  412
SDSPS  403
Bosiboz  366
Lord B of Crafton  312
8_10 Brass Cleaner  296
chief polisher  286
weidner  12222
8_10 Brass Cleaner  12098
00000  4734
Broken Firebar  4526
Steam Scenes  4467
Rod Boesing  3944
buzzy bee  3854
SDSPS  3817
Bosiboz  3810
sparkright  3693
Steam Scenes  18238
Bosiboz  9473
8_10 Brass Cleaner  8892
davidje  8055
SDSPS  6393
weidner  5878
sparkright  4297
Broken Firebar  4227
Rod Boesing  3912
Blackjack  3575

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