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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.
12,956 196,484
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
1,510 16,926
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
24th August 2016 09:13 PM Go to last post
322 4,804
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
by 00000
Yesterday 08:05 PM Go to last post
233 9,159
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
23rd September 2016 08:15 AM Go to last post
73 1,125
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
26th September 2016 07:34 PM Go to last post
498 2,790
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
8th September 2016 06:55 PM Go to last post
94 210
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
13th September 2016 08:34 AM Go to last post
227 812
Collection of members working engine pictures.
1,570 13,119
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
3,488 48,145
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
20th September 2016 07:40 AM Go to last post
168 1,884
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
26th September 2016 12:55 PM Go to last post
56 397
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
26th September 2016 11:49 AM Go to last post
33 288
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 2016 10:20 PM Go to last post
5 16
Forum featuring information about Berrybrook Steam and the services they provide.
16th September 2016 12:49 PM Go to last post
27 67
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
26th September 2016 02:50 PM Go to last post
1,946 11,377
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
by Proff
Yesterday 12:38 PM Go to last post
1,796 12,395
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
603 3,317
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Today 06:32 PM Go to last post
4,138 7,072
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
by bill
Today 09:01 AM Go to last post
2,614 8,499
Steam related items on eBay .
1,931 4,460
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by Mr B
26th September 2016 08:11 AM Go to last post
332 1,477
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
17th August 2016 01:50 PM Go to last post
106 267
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
19th July 2016 10:31 AM Go to last post
70 327
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
by SimonT
17th September 2016 11:47 PM Go to last post
25 208
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 16 162
Reference documents and pictures.
Private 257 496
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 19 60
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,661 15,743
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 173 1,615
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,653 2,834

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
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Old Fowler Living Van    28-09, 18:32  slow coach   For-Sale Adverts
Old 4" Burrell SC traction...    28-09, 18:13  Prince of Wales   For-Sale Adverts
Old Statfold Barn 2017 -...    28-09, 18:08  MBmtew   Model Engines
Old Thrash the B......'s off...    28-09, 17:55  Notsur Rotcorp   Discussions
Old Rivetting Gear    28-09, 17:32  81119   Discussions
Old Winston Churchill    28-09, 16:52  Marchoboy   Discussions
Old Blisworth Canal Festival...    28-09, 16:36  Ruston1992   Steam on the Road
Old McLaren Haulage tractor    28-09, 16:19  Thecornishsteamenthusiast   Discussions
Old Wallis & steevens...    28-09, 15:53  00000   Discussions
Old 2004 Renault Premium 4x2...    28-09, 15:40  olliemdj   For-Sale Adverts
Old horizontal borer    28-09, 15:24  chris wedgwood   For-Sale Adverts
Old Foden S36    28-09, 15:21  MCOIL15   For-Sale Adverts
Old Bamford 7 rtc barn find.    28-09, 13:51  buzzy bee   For-Sale Adverts
Old Big End Shells -...    28-09, 11:46  clayton21   Model Engines
Old Aveling roller 'Tyne'    28-09, 11:04  Steaming North   Historic Photograph...
Old Aveling roller with...    28-09, 09:53  Proff   Historic Photograph...
Old Aveling Living Van...    28-09, 09:30  Lancashire Lad   eBay
Old brass boiler bands    28-09, 09:01  bill   Wanted Adverts
Old Needle gun versus...    28-09, 07:52  8_10 Brass Cleaner   Technical Topics
Old Burrell-Boydell Engines    28-09, 05:35  Phillip Jones   Discussions
Old Then and Now  1895
Old burrell 3385  1332
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1167
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  599
Old fowler road loco 8669...  480
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
Old Then and Now  263102
Old burrell 3385  167325
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  160246
Old 3" Mclaren build  83550
Old Transportation  78910
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  75810
Old fowler road loco 8669...  71218
Old Happy New Year at...  69390
Old Restoration of Fowler A4...  44355
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  43836
Discussions  194532
Model Engines  48145
Technical Topics  16926
Off Topic Discussions  15743
Show Reports  12395
Steam Events  11377
Historic Photograph...  10230
Restoration Projects  9159
Wanted Adverts  8499
For-Sale Adverts  7072
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  828
davidje  734
Rod Boesing  676
MartinP  455
buzzy bee  443
SDSPS  439
Bosiboz  420
Lord B of Crafton  336
8_10 Brass Cleaner  315
chief polisher  289
8_10 Brass Cleaner  12979
weidner  12903
00000  5333
Broken Firebar  4657
Steam Scenes  4587
Rod Boesing  4150
Bosiboz  4113
buzzy bee  4087
SDSPS  4077
sparkright  3952
Steam Scenes  19678
Bosiboz  11683
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10299
davidje  8424
SDSPS  7407
weidner  6401
sparkright  4995
Rod Boesing  4673
Broken Firebar  4537
Arfursteam  3976

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Traction-Talk Statistics
Traction-Talk Statistics
Threads: 38,746, Posts: 367,527, Members: 9,478, Active Members: 1,565
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