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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 09:27 PM Go to last post
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Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by 00000
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1,657 18,551
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by wamjl50
20th July 2017 11:51 PM Go to last post
331 4,911
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
15th July 2017 08:00 AM Go to last post
239 9,639
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
1st July 2017 08:38 PM Go to last post
90 1,205
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
20th July 2017 07:49 AM Go to last post
516 2,866
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by s7eam
Yesterday 11:38 AM Go to last post
115 267
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
15th June 2017 01:23 PM Go to last post
244 864
Collection of members working engine pictures.
Yesterday 10:33 AM Go to last post
1,626 13,594
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Yesterday 12:15 PM Go to last post
3,633 50,605
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
Yesterday 09:19 PM Go to last post
171 1,960
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by chris w
9th July 2017 08:42 PM Go to last post
62 439
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
2,034 11,709
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,904 12,873
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
14th July 2017 03:08 PM Go to last post
628 3,422
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 10:00 PM Go to last post
4,563 7,832
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 07:31 AM Go to last post
2,821 9,252
Steam related items on eBay .
by potter
14th July 2017 07:07 AM Go to last post
2,010 4,689
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
19th July 2017 10:13 AM Go to last post
346 1,549
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.
10th July 2017 09:41 AM Go to last post
29 69
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.
20th July 2017 02:00 PM Go to last post
75 368
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 1,728 16,347
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 177 1,685
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,654 2,835

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Old Colchester triumph lathe...    21-07, 22:00  SMIFF   For-Sale Adverts
Old Old Glory    21-07, 21:27  Dickymint   Discussions
Old 1" minnie started...    21-07, 21:19  doug.meller   The Models
Old Netley Marsh Steam and...    21-07, 20:27  Mr. Fettler   Steam Events
Old Engines/ models wanted...    21-07, 18:55  rick   Discussions
Old Cornwall this weekend    21-07, 16:48  Bosiboz   Discussions
Old Anyone need help in...    21-07, 16:18  81119   Discussions
Old 4" Foster Injector...    21-07, 12:15  Marshall5   Model Engines
Old Kidderminster to welland    21-07, 11:38  s7eam   Courier Requests
Old Miniatures at Masham...    21-07, 10:56  Arfursteam   Show Reports
Old Steam wagon through...    21-07, 10:33  Steamcar   Historic Photograph...
Old Jimmer Marsh Contact    21-07, 10:25  Platemaker   Discussions
Old Ransomes 2hp portable    21-07, 09:19  single speed   Discussions
Old A statue to the greatest...    21-07, 09:06  Dave H   Discussions
Old 3" Little Samson...    21-07, 08:55  chbeyer   Model Engines
Old Fitting New Tubes    21-07, 07:38  Gordon Bennett   Technical Topics
Old 20'' 10 stud wheels for...    21-07, 07:31  carl_byrne   Wanted Adverts
Old 6" little samson    21-07, 06:08  stovepipe   Model Engines
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Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
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Model Engines  50605
Technical Topics  18551
Off Topic Discussions  16347
Show Reports  12873
Steam Events  11709
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Rod Boesing  678
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carl_byrne  326
8_10 Brass Cleaner  319
weidner  13587
8_10 Brass Cleaner  13483
00000  5744
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Steam Scenes  4670
Bosiboz  4367
buzzy bee  4271
SDSPS  4183
Rod Boesing  4162
sparkright  4089
Steam Scenes  20378
Bosiboz  13742
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10901
davidje  8502
SDSPS  7529
weidner  6920
sparkright  5340
Rod Boesing  4802
Arfursteam  4751
Broken Firebar  4675

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Threads: 40,772, Posts: 384,650, Members: 9,869, Active Members: 1,405
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