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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.
Yesterday 11:47 PM Go to last post
11,433 174,214
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
Yesterday 08:02 PM Go to last post
1,187 13,254
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
289 4,251
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
20th December 2014 10:58 PM Go to last post
216 7,829
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
Today 12:12 AM Go to last post
16 841
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
16th December 2014 11:11 PM Go to last post
464 2,648
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
2nd December 2014 08:50 PM Go to last post
59 144
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
Yesterday 09:49 PM Go to last post
183 648
Collection of members working engine pictures.
Yesterday 09:38 PM Go to last post
1,321 10,999
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Yesterday 07:29 PM Go to last post
3,043 42,095
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
18th December 2014 01:24 PM Go to last post
146 1,546
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
5th December 2014 04:58 PM Go to last post
51 340
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
Yesterday 01:46 PM Go to last post
26 210
Forum featuring information about Craftmaster Steam Supplies product range.
by Mr B
15th December 2014 11:34 AM Go to last post
17 118
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.
by Triton
21st December 2014 12:31 AM Go to last post
1,607 9,400
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
Yesterday 04:51 PM Go to last post
1,399 10,155
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
6th December 2014 10:17 PM Go to last post
466 2,635
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 10:30 AM Go to last post
3,181 5,240
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 07:53 PM Go to last post
2,094 6,540
Steam related items on eBay .
18th December 2014 07:20 AM Go to last post
1,644 3,895
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
10th December 2014 09:02 PM Go to last post
300 1,335
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 246 473
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 1,427 13,589
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 151 1,414
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,624 2,793

Top 10 Stats
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Old NTET and Conversions    23-12, 00:12  MARK RIGG   NTET
Old transport / lowloader    22-12, 23:47  Broken Firebar   Discussions
Old Being Santa Claus    22-12, 23:32  Mr. Eddy   Off Topic Discussions
Old Threshing in 1961    22-12, 21:49  Garrett58   Web Site Links
Old Victory    22-12, 21:38  sparkright   Historic Preservation...
Old A year with the Village...    22-12, 21:26  sparkright   Members Engines
Old Accident in Tunstall,...    22-12, 21:15  New Forest 2603   Historic Photograph...
Old Add on extra's    22-12, 20:54  1882   Discussions
Old Foster showmans during...    22-12, 20:04  FosterGP6NHP   Historic Photograph...
Old What's in this?    22-12, 20:02  jimstockingfield   Technical Topics
Old Cheshire Living Van    22-12, 19:53  buzzy bee   Wanted Adverts
Old small whistle wanted    22-12, 19:50  buzzy bee   Wanted Adverts
Old New home for 6"...    22-12, 19:29  andy_smith   Model Engines
Old Clayton Improvements    22-12, 19:19  Steamer77   Model Engines
Old Lost traction trailer    22-12, 19:09  34987   Discussions
Old Railway boiler explosion.    22-12, 16:57  Proff   Off Topic Discussions
Old Tewkesbury Mop Fair    22-12, 16:51  GRUFFER   Show Reports
Old Tuxford Steeple engine??    22-12, 16:09  Mr Steam Jnr   Discussions
Old Greetings!    22-12, 13:46  Pride of Somerset   Vintage Spirit
Old What camera should I buy?    22-12, 12:12  Mr. Fettler   Off Topic Discussions
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1140
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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 Transportation  67351
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Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  41665
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Model Engines  42095
Off Topic Discussions  13589
Technical Topics  13254
Show Reports  10155
Steam Events  9400
Historic Photograph...  8473
Restoration Projects  7829
Wanted Adverts  6540
For-Sale Adverts  5240
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
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davidje  688
Rod Boesing  630
MartinP  453
buzzy bee  395
SDSPS  358
Bosiboz  318
Lord B of Crafton  303
8_10 Brass Cleaner  286
chief polisher  273
weidner  11748
8_10 Brass Cleaner  11303
Broken Firebar  4375
00000  4339
Steam Scenes  4194
Rod Boesing  3732
buzzy bee  3645
SDSPS  3557
Bosiboz  3555
windmiller78  3522
Steam Scenes  15494
8_10 Brass Cleaner  7845
Bosiboz  7672
davidje  7245
weidner  5449
SDSPS  5252
Broken Firebar  3927
sparkright  3677
Blackjack  3368
Rod Boesing  3257

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