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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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11,193 169,592
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by Radhew
Today 12:02 PM Go to last post
1,146 12,678
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
19th September 2014 04:05 PM Go to last post
285 4,211
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
211 7,415
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
by 00000
18th September 2014 08:07 PM Go to last post
7 326
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
by chbeyer
15th September 2014 08:54 AM Go to last post
452 2,570
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by mat777
30th August 2014 10:35 PM Go to last post
53 128
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
14th September 2014 09:40 PM Go to last post
178 621
Collection of members working engine pictures.
19th September 2014 11:22 PM Go to last post
1,286 10,631
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
2,983 41,050
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
14th September 2014 09:15 AM Go to last post
141 1,479
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
11th September 2014 04:28 PM Go to last post
50 324
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.
18th September 2014 07:42 PM Go to last post
9 10
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
1,580 9,256
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
Yesterday 02:41 PM Go to last post
1,366 9,860
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
by Proff
Yesterday 11:07 PM Go to last post
460 2,594
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 10:28 PM Go to last post
3,059 5,001
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
2,002 6,251
Steam related items on eBay .
Yesterday 05:16 PM Go to last post
1,608 3,802
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
by Rainman
12th August 2014 02:16 PM Go to last post
96 218
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
7th August 2014 10:26 AM Go to last post
21 171
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 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 1,387 13,150
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 146 1,357
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,619 2,786

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Old Cinderella    21-09, 15:45  Mine Explorer   Discussions
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Old Thetford Town 2"...    21-09, 13:47  TimW   Wanted Adverts
Old My world has been turned...    21-09, 12:36  Lancashire Lad   Discussions
Old NTET 60th Road Run -...    21-09, 12:32  Lancashire Lad   Discussions
Old Aveling Fire Bar Brackets    21-09, 12:02  Radhew   Technical Topics
Old Clyde Rebuild?    21-09, 10:02  weidner   Discussions
Old Air needle scaler    21-09, 08:53  Snowy   Discussions
Old How Fast did they go.    21-09, 08:06  b6 Fowler   Discussions
Old 3" Fowler A7 (MJ Eng'g)...    21-09, 07:22  doug.meller   Model Engines
Old What secures the free...    21-09, 07:17  doug.meller   Technical Topics
Old Lady Betty - 9381    21-09, 00:18  wamjl50   Discussions
Old Ajax on route to Little...    20-09, 23:07  Proff   Steam on the Road
Old 3 and 4 Jaw Chucks    20-09, 22:28  buzzy bee   For-Sale Adverts
Old What do you use your...    20-09, 21:22  dazcaz   Model Engines
Old Ruston & Hornsby...    20-09, 20:15  davidnclare   Restoration Projects
Old Hewett Arms Shireoaks,...    20-09, 20:02  johnfowler002   Steam Events
Old STOLEN    20-09, 19:19  johnnycapone   Model Engines
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Model Engines  41050
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chief polisher  268
weidner  11321
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Rod Boesing  3658
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sparkright  3360
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