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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.
Today 09:43 PM Go to last post
11,309 171,756
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
1,166 12,969
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
7th October 2014 02:20 PM Go to last post
287 4,233
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
Today 08:47 PM Go to last post
212 7,636
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
by 1882
28th October 2014 07:42 PM Go to last post
8 374
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
by jp
Yesterday 09:45 PM Go to last post
461 2,610
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
21st October 2014 08:41 PM Go to last post
56 131
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
17th October 2014 08:25 AM Go to last post
179 622
Collection of members working engine pictures.
1,303 10,816
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
3,007 41,548
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
Yesterday 04:09 PM Go to last post
142 1,507
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by Snail
10th October 2014 09:21 AM Go to last post
50 325
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
by Triton
1st September 2014 12:28 AM Go to last post
25 209
Forum featuring information about Craftmaster Steam Supplies product range.
by Mr B
9th September 2014 08:42 AM Go to last post
14 103
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.
15th October 2014 04:43 PM Go to last post
10 14
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
1,597 9,334
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
27th October 2014 04:22 PM Go to last post
1,388 10,075
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
461 2,616
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
3,109 5,087
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
2,037 6,346
Steam related items on eBay .
Today 10:34 PM Go to last post
1,625 3,830
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by weidner
18th September 2014 09:13 AM Go to last post
299 1,332
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
21st October 2014 08:49 PM Go to last post
96 219
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
11th August 2014 08:56 PM Go to last post
61 296
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
by sambate
29th September 2014 07:44 PM Go to last post
22 181
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 242 468
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 1,401 13,363
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 150 1,405
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,621 2,789

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
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Old There and back again    30-10, 22:36  General C.R Dewet   Steam on the Road
Old Elizabeth    30-10, 22:34  Ransomes AM54   eBay
Old Fowler A4 reversing...    30-10, 21:47  8_10 Brass Cleaner   Technical Topics
Old Salt Bath    30-10, 21:43  Blackjack   Discussions
Old burrell 3385    30-10, 20:47  buggeroff   Restoration Projects
Old 4" Scale Burrell Single...    30-10, 20:41  Brunel1859   Model Engines
Old Loose eccentric repair.    30-10, 20:00  DTM537   Technical Topics
Old Clayton Roller...    30-10, 19:42  Pedlers mate   Discussions
Old chataignier steam roller...    30-10, 19:39  avitman   For-Sale Adverts
Old Big end oilers    30-10, 19:10  frequentflyer   Technical Topics
Old Raveningham country fair    30-10, 18:49  jamespeterbrett   Steam Events
Old Removing Nickel plate    30-10, 18:41  weidner   Technical Topics
Old Compounding in Models    30-10, 18:17  Julia   Model Engines
Old Archive Photographs    30-10, 17:50  Steam Scenes   eBay
Old you've got an...    30-10, 14:11  Late Western   Discussions
Old Fowler brake ring...    30-10, 14:00  carl_byrne   Technical Topics
Old Ruston Hornsby motion...    30-10, 11:51  ruston-tom   Wanted Adverts
Old FURY    30-10, 11:28  Mr B   Discussions
Old 3" Fowler A7 (MJ Eng'g)...    30-10, 11:26  Fredrico   Model Engines
Old Pre 1923 Portable engine...    30-10, 10:49  jamespeterbrett   Historic Photograph...
Old Then and Now  1496
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1140
Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
Old burrell 3385  1089
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  692
Old Happy New Year at...  683
Old 6" Little Samson...  602
Old Transportation  574
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
Old 4" Mac  425
Old Then and Now  179053
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  141201
Old burrell 3385  123084
Old 3" Mclaren build  79195
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  69240
Old Happy New Year at...  68071
Old Transportation  67243
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  41416
Old 6" Little Samson...  41300
Old fowler road loco 8669...  40275
Discussions  170004
Model Engines  41548
Off Topic Discussions  13363
Technical Topics  12969
Show Reports  10075
Steam Events  9334
Historic Photograph...  8301
Restoration Projects  7636
Wanted Adverts  6346
For-Sale Adverts  5087
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  766
davidje  685
Rod Boesing  625
MartinP  453
buzzy bee  389
SDSPS  350
Bosiboz  314
Lord B of Crafton  299
8_10 Brass Cleaner  283
chief polisher  269
weidner  11506
8_10 Brass Cleaner  11016
Broken Firebar  4304
00000  4238
Steam Scenes  4111
Rod Boesing  3674
buzzy bee  3612
Bosiboz  3529
SDSPS  3506
windmiller78  3478
Steam Scenes  15004
Bosiboz  7547
8_10 Brass Cleaner  7497
davidje  7101
weidner  5219
SDSPS  5027
Broken Firebar  3837
sparkright  3489
Blackjack  3285
Rod Boesing  3052

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