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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.
Today 12:25 AM Go to last post
11,993 182,730
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
Yesterday 10:01 PM Go to last post
1,299 14,473
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
22nd July 2015 07:34 AM Go to last post
301 4,495
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
224 8,464
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
7th July 2015 11:50 AM Go to last post
43 974
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
2nd June 2015 11:21 AM Go to last post
481 2,720
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by Nick96
21st July 2015 08:10 PM Go to last post
75 171
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
27th July 2015 08:32 PM Go to last post
202 734
Collection of members working engine pictures.
1,406 11,869
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Yesterday 11:51 PM Go to last post
3,223 44,734
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
155 1,706
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
24th June 2015 03:51 PM Go to last post
52 358
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
by Mac1652
21st February 2015 10:20 PM Go to last post
29 218
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.
17th June 2015 07:17 PM Go to last post
13 17
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
Yesterday 08:51 PM Go to last post
1,748 10,281
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
Yesterday 08:33 PM Go to last post
1,528 10,846
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
29th July 2015 12:20 PM Go to last post
508 2,861
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
29th July 2015 12:06 PM Go to last post
3,535 5,905
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 07:23 PM Go to last post
2,259 7,178
Steam related items on eBay .
1,766 4,166
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by weidner
28th July 2015 06:18 PM Go to last post
310 1,380
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
23rd July 2015 12:26 PM Go to last post
99 232
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by shumba
16th July 2015 04:15 PM Go to last post
65 309
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
12th June 2015 07:17 AM Go to last post
23 184
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 253 486
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 18 58
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,526 14,494
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 160 1,495
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,636 2,807

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
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Old Welland Aveling???    31-07, 00:25  Steamcar   Discussions
Old Something different    30-07, 23:51  Steamcar   Model Engines
Old fowler road loco 8669...    30-07, 22:19  jonmilns1991   Restoration Projects
Old Traction trailers    30-07, 22:15  Thecornishsteamenthusiast   eBay
Old Fowler smoke box    30-07, 22:01  carl_byrne   Technical Topics
Old Weald of Kent Steam Rally    30-07, 21:28  Paul30013   Discussions
Old Pickering latest    30-07, 20:51  Bentley Blower   Steam Events
Old Netley Marsh Steam Rally...    30-07, 20:33  olie1998   Show Reports
Old Wheel Hub Casting    30-07, 19:59  shiremog   Technical Topics
Old 50V Dynamo    30-07, 19:23  jvenning   Wanted Adverts
Old 3" Marshall Pride Of The...    30-07, 19:06  astrite 1921   The Models
Old South cerney this weekend    30-07, 18:01  Martlew61   Steam Events
Old Torbay Steam Fair Road...    30-07, 15:17  SDSPS   Discussions
Old The L H Sommerfield...    30-07, 14:07  AllSteamedUp   Historic Photograph...
Old Windows 10 Free ???    30-07, 13:52  woodypup59   Off Topic Discussions
Old Ramsey Show -...    30-07, 12:47  cwebb   Steam Events
Old weald of kent    30-07, 10:39  Radhew   Steam Events
Old Ruston Proctor trailer    30-07, 10:01  Thecoalman   Discussions
Old Snibston Closure    30-07, 06:48  Sparkplug   Discussions
Old Health Update    30-07, 02:57  Steamhead21   Off Topic Discussions
Old Then and Now  1642
Old burrell 3385  1233
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1152
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  584
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
Old 4" Mac  425
Old Then and Now  211957
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  149746
Old burrell 3385  147746
Old 3" Mclaren build  81318
Old Transportation  72813
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  72407
Old Happy New Year at...  68661
Old fowler road loco 8669...  57111
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  42702
Old 6" Little Samson...  41868
Discussions  180892
Model Engines  44734
Off Topic Discussions  14494
Technical Topics  14473
Show Reports  10846
Steam Events  10281
Historic Photograph...  9218
Restoration Projects  8464
Wanted Adverts  7178
For-Sale Adverts  5905
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  807
davidje  718
Rod Boesing  649
MartinP  453
buzzy bee  411
SDSPS  395
Bosiboz  366
Lord B of Crafton  309
8_10 Brass Cleaner  296
chief polisher  285
weidner  12172
8_10 Brass Cleaner  12031
00000  4699
Broken Firebar  4507
Steam Scenes  4442
Rod Boesing  3931
buzzy bee  3830
Bosiboz  3793
SDSPS  3778
sparkright  3657
Steam Scenes  17855
Bosiboz  9370
8_10 Brass Cleaner  8763
davidje  7918
SDSPS  6236
weidner  5851
Broken Firebar  4211
sparkright  4194
Rod Boesing  3853
Blackjack  3574

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