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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.
by Govenor
Today 11:03 AM Go to last post
11,296 171,454
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
Today 06:58 AM Go to last post
1,159 12,863
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.
212 7,620
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
8 365
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
by clasen
22nd October 2014 07:34 PM Go to last post
457 2,590
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.
1,302 10,813
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by chbeyer
Today 08:08 AM Go to last post
3,004 41,445
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
16th October 2014 09:51 PM Go to last post
142 1,498
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.
Yesterday 06:35 PM Go to last post
1,595 9,329
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
22nd October 2014 03:05 PM Go to last post
1,386 10,066
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
2nd October 2014 12:17 PM Go to last post
460 2,608
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 08:49 PM Go to last post
3,101 5,073
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
by steamy1
Yesterday 09:21 PM Go to last post
2,031 6,325
Steam related items on eBay .
by JLG
Today 08:20 AM Go to last post
1,623 3,821
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 1,400 13,351
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 149 1,399
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,621 2,788

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
Thread    Date, Time  Posted By   Forum
Old Ransomes 7275    25-10, 11:03  Govenor   Discussions
Old Securing the future of...    25-10, 10:36  Mr B   NTET
Old Unusual Foden wagon    25-10, 10:10  the highwayman   Historic Photograph...
Old Then and Now    25-10, 09:42  tiny   Discussions
Old Showmans tractors    25-10, 09:38  John The Sound   Discussions
Old Worrying court case    25-10, 09:28  Bosiboz   Discussions
Old Another NTET 60th picture    25-10, 09:24  Lancashire Lad   Caption Competitions
Old 1100 x 20 Tyres &...    25-10, 08:20  JLG   eBay
Old New 40x8 tyre inner tubes    25-10, 08:16  JLG   eBay
Old 3" Fowler Build    25-10, 08:08  chbeyer   Model Engines
Old Burrell roller 2551...    25-10, 07:32  Pedlers mate   Restoration Projects
Old Marshall draw bar    25-10, 06:58  STERVAN   Technical Topics
Old Purrey wagon in Spain,...    25-10, 02:13  edgwick   Historic Photograph...
Old Question for the Aussies    24-10, 23:15  victa18rotomo   Discussions
Old AGE Records    24-10, 23:13  Engine John   Discussions
Old Compounding in Models    24-10, 23:10  weidner   Model Engines
Old Tom's Thoughts on...    24-10, 22:38  BUNGLE   Off Topic Discussions
Old 4" Burrell Governor    24-10, 21:57  dervard94   Model Engines
Old aec matordor    24-10, 21:21  steamy1   Wanted Adverts
Old Lubricator    24-10, 20:49  burrell 3991   For-Sale Adverts
Old Then and Now  1492
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1140
Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
Old burrell 3385  1087
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  177621
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  141156
Old burrell 3385  122930
Old 3" Mclaren build  79175
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  69183
Old Happy New Year at...  68053
Old Transportation  67196
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  41367
Old 6" Little Samson...  41299
Old fowler road loco 8669...  40057
Discussions  169709
Model Engines  41445
Off Topic Discussions  13351
Technical Topics  12863
Show Reports  10066
Steam Events  9329
Historic Photograph...  8298
Restoration Projects  7620
Wanted Adverts  6325
For-Sale Adverts  5073
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  765
davidje  684
Rod Boesing  624
MartinP  453
buzzy bee  388
SDSPS  350
Bosiboz  314
Lord B of Crafton  299
8_10 Brass Cleaner  282
chief polisher  269
weidner  11465
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10992
Broken Firebar  4301
00000  4232
Steam Scenes  4103
Rod Boesing  3670
buzzy bee  3605
Bosiboz  3523
SDSPS  3499
windmiller78  3475
Steam Scenes  14954
Bosiboz  7533
8_10 Brass Cleaner  7483
davidje  7004
weidner  5202
SDSPS  5009
Broken Firebar  3836
sparkright  3473
Blackjack  3272
Rod Boesing  3041

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Threads: 32,439, Posts: 312,402, Members: 8,259, Active Members: 1,606
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