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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.
Yesterday 11:59 PM Go to last post
13,416 203,456
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by rick
26th May 2017 08:57 PM Go to last post
1,637 18,358
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
9th May 2017 07:07 PM Go to last post
329 4,885
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
23rd May 2017 12:25 PM Go to last post
238 9,594
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
17th May 2017 08:24 AM Go to last post
89 1,198
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
512 2,856
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by jim fl4
Yesterday 07:48 PM Go to last post
111 260
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
7th May 2017 11:35 AM Go to last post
241 856
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by weidner
25th May 2017 10:04 AM Go to last post
1,610 13,460
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Yesterday 06:19 PM Go to last post
3,603 50,173
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
22nd May 2017 11:28 AM Go to last post
170 1,943
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
21st May 2017 10:09 PM Go to last post
62 435
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
2,008 11,584
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
Yesterday 06:02 PM Go to last post
1,847 12,620
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
Yesterday 12:05 AM Go to last post
617 3,391
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
4,492 7,688
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 10:31 PM Go to last post
2,789 9,133
Steam related items on eBay .
27th May 2017 08:18 PM Go to last post
1,997 4,661
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
16th May 2017 11:59 AM Go to last post
343 1,542
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.
9th November 2016 10:28 AM Go to last post
28 68
4 4
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 259 507
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 20 63
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,719 16,273
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 177 1,685
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,654 2,835

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
Thread    Date, Time  Posted By   Forum
Old Hello from North...    29-05, 03:49  Steamhead21   Introduce Yourself
Old The Mersey Mammoth    28-05, 23:59  Steamcar   Discussions
Old St Albans Steam &...    28-05, 23:32  Tim Watson   Steam Events
Old 3/4" Bridging Reamer    28-05, 22:31  marshall8hp   Wanted Adverts
Old aveling fire hole door    28-05, 21:23  avelingporter   Wanted Adverts
Old Lake District to...    28-05, 19:48  jim fl4   Courier Requests
Old transport help!    28-05, 19:40  jim fl4   Discussions
Old 6" little samson    28-05, 18:19  stovepipe   Model Engines
Old En route to Strumpshaw    28-05, 18:02  The Idle Fellow   Show Reports
Old HR 102    28-05, 18:01  tasker tractor   Discussions
Old Marshall 6hp portable...    28-05, 13:44  michele g   For-Sale Adverts
Old Loan/Lease agreements    28-05, 08:25  Radhew   Discussions
Old Teeth Rattling    28-05, 00:05  marshall8hp   Steam on the Road
Old 2" minnie    27-05, 22:58  tom-madbiker   Model Engines
Old Wilesco or Mamod    27-05, 22:01  Triton   Model Engines
Old Living Van (a really...    27-05, 20:18  rustexpert   eBay
Old Fordson E83W pickup for...    27-05, 18:25  stressed myke   For-Sale Adverts
Old Scale Model Traction...    27-05, 16:34  Phil Procter   eBay
Old Traction Engine design...    27-05, 16:17  Phil Procter   Wanted Adverts
Old W. E. Chivers & Sons...    27-05, 15:45  Tellarian   Discussions
Old Then and Now  2007
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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 Transportation  603
Old 6" Little Samson...  602
Old fowler road loco 8669...  502
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  165159
Old 3" Mclaren build  85580
Old Transportation  81751
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  77492
Old fowler road loco 8669...  77250
Old Happy New Year at...  69453
Old NTET Road Run - 27...  57019
Old Restoration of Fowler A4...  47961
Discussions  201465
Model Engines  50173
Technical Topics  18358
Off Topic Discussions  16273
Show Reports  12620
Steam Events  11584
Historic Photograph...  10560
Restoration Projects  9594
Wanted Adverts  9133
For-Sale Adverts  7688
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  841
davidje  734
Rod Boesing  678
Bosiboz  460
MartinP  456
buzzy bee  451
SDSPS  447
Lord B of Crafton  353
8_10 Brass Cleaner  319
carl_byrne  318
weidner  13501
8_10 Brass Cleaner  13414
00000  5682
Broken Firebar  4718
Steam Scenes  4670
Bosiboz  4317
buzzy bee  4230
Rod Boesing  4162
SDSPS  4153
sparkright  4073
Steam Scenes  20373
Bosiboz  13295
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10803
davidje  8501
SDSPS  7496
weidner  6855
sparkright  5308
Rod Boesing  4801
Broken Firebar  4672
Arfursteam  4342

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Traction-Talk Statistics
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Threads: 40,385, Posts: 381,835, Members: 9,791, Active Members: 1,408
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