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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 -

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Steam Engine Matters
For general discussions on all things Traction Engine related.
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10,733 162,895
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by Cel
13th April 2014 09:00 PM Go to last post
1,077 11,884
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines.
14th April 2014 12:11 PM Go to last post
282 4,138
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
by weidner
Yesterday 08:37 AM Go to last post
206 6,934
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
by IanB
29th March 2014 07:17 AM Go to last post
440 2,512
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
35 93
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
27th March 2014 03:37 PM Go to last post
152 535
Collection of members working engine pictures.
1,189 10,047
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Yesterday 11:30 PM Go to last post
2,860 39,488
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
14th April 2014 08:06 PM Go to last post
134 1,370
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
9th February 2014 01:46 AM Go to last post
45 292
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
19th March 2014 08:29 PM Go to last post
23 199
Forum featuring information about Seddon & Black and their product range.
by Mr B
1st April 2014 09:42 AM Go to last post
10 98
Information about MGC Engineering and the range of services they offer.
18th January 2014 09:36 AM Go to last post
5 12
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
Yesterday 08:51 AM Go to last post
1,441 8,487
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
13th April 2014 10:29 PM Go to last post
1,205 8,693
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
by Ruston
14th April 2014 10:20 PM Go to last post
408 2,153
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
2,865 4,635
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 09:23 PM Go to last post
1,886 5,905
Steam related items on eBay .
Yesterday 12:00 PM Go to last post
1,552 3,674
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
2nd April 2014 07:08 PM Go to last post
290 1,292
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 weidner
4th April 2014 08:12 AM Go to last post
61 292
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
3rd April 2014 08:06 PM Go to last post
19 158
A forum for contributors to leave a message with the contribution.
3rd April 2014 10:41 PM Go to last post
2 4
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 1,293 12,349
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 140 1,293
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,604 2,766

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Old One for our Canadian...    16-04, 03:00  marshall8hp   Historic Photograph...
Old Mine Closures    16-04, 00:16  Steamcar   Discussions
Old Tannerís Engines in...    16-04, 00:02  wamjl50   Discussions
Old 1.5" Allchin blocked...    15-04, 23:30  Dorset George   Model Engines
Old Got one at last!    15-04, 22:48  hercules1912   Discussions
Old Gurney/Cheltenham Drags    15-04, 22:46  Roger   Discussions
Old Steam Tests    15-04, 22:37  Ian_Vinton   Discussions
Old Tracing an old Durham...    15-04, 22:31  oldsmokey   Discussions
Old Taking a chance---    15-04, 22:20  the highwayman   Model Engines
Old Les Birch    15-04, 22:19  island steamer   Discussions
Old Then and Now    15-04, 21:54  buggeroff   Discussions
Old thresher restoration...    15-04, 21:23  oldsmokey   Wanted Adverts
Old Silent 'stealth' fowler    15-04, 21:04  Eckdoe   Discussions
Old Swift Corvette Caravan    15-04, 20:47  steamenginedriver   For-Sale Adverts
Old 6" Burrel leak    15-04, 19:39  weidner   Model Engines
Old Riverside Steam Show,...    15-04, 19:29  sambate   Discussions
Old Great North Steam Fair...    15-04, 19:14  YYS4BOB   Discussions
Old Just Wondering---    15-04, 12:27  8_10 Brass Cleaner   Discussions
Old king of the road lamp    15-04, 12:00  woodypup59   eBay
Old Landrover Freelander    15-04, 11:36  single speed   For-Sale Adverts
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Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1127
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Old Happy New Year at...  683
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Old Transportation  574
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
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Old Then and Now  146006
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Old Happy New Year at...  67686
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Old Transportation  65314
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  40681
Old 6" Little Samson...  40603
Old 4" Mac  35341
Discussions  161334
Model Engines  39488
Off Topic Discussions  12349
Technical Topics  11884
Show Reports  8693
Steam Events  8487
Historic Photograph...  7621
Restoration Projects  6934
Wanted Adverts  5905
For-Sale Adverts  4635
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davidje  645
Rod Boesing  619
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8_10 Brass Cleaner  268
chief polisher  258
SDSPS  251
weidner  10830
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Broken Firebar  4094
Steam Scenes  3906
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Rod Boesing  3550
buzzy bee  3391
windmiller78  3383
Bosiboz  3233
sparkright  3146
Steam Scenes  13040
8_10 Brass Cleaner  6749
Bosiboz  6085
davidje  6081
weidner  4599
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sparkright  2863
Blackjack  2829
Rod Boesing  2823

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