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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.
11,378 173,003
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by weidner
Yesterday 11:50 PM Go to last post
1,175 13,097
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.
Yesterday 06:39 PM Go to last post
213 7,753
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
Yesterday 08:48 PM Go to last post
12 433
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
23rd November 2014 12:34 AM Go to last post
462 2,619
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
13th November 2014 11:14 PM Go to last post
58 134
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
14th November 2014 08:42 AM Go to last post
180 623
Collection of members working engine pictures.
Yesterday 11:50 PM Go to last post
1,308 10,882
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by weidner
Yesterday 08:44 PM Go to last post
3,027 41,871
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
Yesterday 10:37 PM Go to last post
143 1,514
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
Yesterday 07:06 AM Go to last post
51 338
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
Yesterday 08:57 PM Go to last post
16 115
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.
13th November 2014 09:47 PM Go to last post
11 15
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
1,599 9,371
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
Yesterday 10:59 PM Go to last post
1,394 10,118
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
12th November 2014 12:50 PM Go to last post
463 2,630
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 09:41 PM Go to last post
3,147 5,163
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 07:48 PM Go to last post
2,062 6,439
Steam related items on eBay .
Yesterday 08:08 PM Go to last post
1,633 3,850
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
1st November 2014 07:44 PM Go to last post
300 1,334
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 1,416 13,476
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 151 1,413
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,624 2,793

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
Thread    Date, Time  Posted By   Forum
Old Very few are " Original...    25-11, 00:02  weidner   Discussions
Old Bronze and Brass cleaning    25-11, 00:00  weidner   Discussions
Old Big end oilers    24-11, 23:50  weidner   Technical Topics
Old Very old Roller - Stump...    24-11, 23:50  Steamcar   Historic Photograph...
Old Engines at Cadeby    24-11, 23:28  Roger   Historic Preservation...
Old Onslow    24-11, 22:59  benny boy   Show Reports
Old Tap that hole    24-11, 22:37  tool box   The Models
Old Land Rover Engine    24-11, 21:58  davidnclare   Off Topic Discussions
Old Large unsprung rear lamp    24-11, 21:41  Baldrick   For-Sale Adverts
Old W&S Advance paint...    24-11, 20:57  Mr B   Craftmaster Steam...
Old Chairman's Introduction    24-11, 20:48  Flagwasher   NTET
Old Masham 50th steam rally...    24-11, 20:47  craigctt   Steam Events
Old Oil check valve    24-11, 20:44  weidner   Model Engines
Old Eli's    24-11, 20:08  8_10 Brass Cleaner   eBay
Old 1" wide spring steel    24-11, 19:48  ballastdriver   Wanted Adverts
Old Glass Tube Suppliers    24-11, 19:19  Steaming North   Discussions
Old A & P 11839 'Oberon'    24-11, 18:39  Tractoral   Restoration Projects
Old Help needed with boiler...    24-11, 18:27  mac917   Discussions
Old NTET Regional Membership    24-11, 18:21  marshall45825   NTET
Old Workshop Sale    24-11, 12:24  Clive Hearsey   For-Sale Adverts
Old Then and Now  1519
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1140
Old burrell 3385  1140
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  574
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
Old 4" Mac  425
Old Then and Now  184035
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  141721
Old burrell 3385  129317
Old 3" Mclaren build  79496
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  69606
Old Happy New Year at...  68090
Old Transportation  67313
Old fowler road loco 8669...  43256
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  41530
Old 6" Little Samson...  41328
Discussions  171250
Model Engines  41871
Off Topic Discussions  13476
Technical Topics  13097
Show Reports  10118
Steam Events  9371
Historic Photograph...  8365
Restoration Projects  7753
Wanted Adverts  6439
For-Sale Adverts  5163
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  772
davidje  687
Rod Boesing  626
MartinP  453
buzzy bee  389
SDSPS  355
Bosiboz  314
Lord B of Crafton  302
8_10 Brass Cleaner  284
chief polisher  269
weidner  11618
8_10 Brass Cleaner  11154
Broken Firebar  4320
00000  4291
Steam Scenes  4154
Rod Boesing  3702
buzzy bee  3621
Bosiboz  3548
SDSPS  3527
windmiller78  3489
Steam Scenes  15293
8_10 Brass Cleaner  7666
Bosiboz  7619
davidje  7204
weidner  5340
SDSPS  5157
Broken Firebar  3877
sparkright  3553
Blackjack  3307
Rod Boesing  3178

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Threads: 32,708, Posts: 315,452, Members: 8,301, Active Members: 1,515
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