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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.
12,649 192,397
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by weidner
Yesterday 11:13 PM Go to last post
1,433 16,118
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
Yesterday 05:51 PM Go to last post
319 4,758
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
Yesterday 09:39 PM Go to last post
230 8,829
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
12th April 2016 09:34 AM Go to last post
61 1,051
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
27th April 2016 10:49 PM Go to last post
493 2,763
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
14th April 2016 06:54 PM Go to last post
85 195
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
7th April 2016 01:04 PM Go to last post
217 793
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by Proff
28th April 2016 10:16 PM Go to last post
1,530 12,817
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Yesterday 10:17 PM Go to last post
3,399 47,065
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
165 1,813
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
29th April 2016 03:36 AM Go to last post
55 382
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
6th February 2016 08:52 AM Go to last post
32 278
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.
27th April 2016 05:11 PM Go to last post
23 56
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
1,860 10,962
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,654 11,698
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
by 1882
Today 07:18 AM Go to last post
554 3,139
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 08:36 PM Go to last post
3,919 6,669
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
by matt b
Yesterday 12:54 PM Go to last post
2,481 8,036
Steam related items on eBay .
by guss
28th April 2016 08:05 AM Go to last post
1,893 4,386
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
17th April 2016 07:19 AM Go to last post
325 1,443
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
8th April 2016 02:47 PM Go to last post
104 259
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by 00000
26th December 2015 05:27 PM Go to last post
67 316
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
25th April 2016 07:28 PM Go to last post
24 201
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 16 158
Reference documents and pictures.
Private 254 487
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 1,618 15,305
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 168 1,565
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,652 2,833

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
Thread    Date, Time  Posted By   Forum
Old Foster NZ    01-05, 07:18  1882   Steam on the Road
Old Bressingham Steam Gala...    01-05, 06:57  Steam Boy Hertford   Show Reports
Old Kivells engine auction...    01-05, 06:46  Landrover4   Discussions
Old A car version of a steam...    30-04, 23:23  marshall8hp   Discussions
Old steering chains    30-04, 23:13  weidner   Technical Topics
Old Welded boiler barrel.    30-04, 22:47  Keith   Technical Topics
Old 6" little samson    30-04, 22:17  stovepipe   Model Engines
Old trevithick day 2016    30-04, 21:50  41767   Show Reports
Old aveling and porter 12136...    30-04, 21:39  steamboy   Restoration Projects
Old Sentinel " man...    30-04, 20:36  Shropshire Lad   For-Sale Adverts
Old Books for sale    30-04, 20:15  frequentflyer   For-Sale Adverts
Old A Decade Later...    30-04, 17:51  Mine Explorer   Members Engines
Old 4 inch Foster Traction...    30-04, 17:06  Sick of brasso   For-Sale Adverts
Old Another 6" Burrell 5nhp...    30-04, 15:58  healey3000   Model Engines
Old Any ideas what this was...    30-04, 15:26  craigctt   Off Topic Discussions
Old Bench milling machine    30-04, 13:48  Clayton Rob   For-Sale Adverts
Old 3" Burrel for sale    30-04, 13:43  Clayton Rob   For-Sale Adverts
Old Citric acid    30-04, 13:09  Clinkard   Technical Topics
Old Stationary Baler    30-04, 12:54  matt b   Wanted Adverts
Old engine for sale ?    30-04, 12:10  chief polisher   Discussions
Old Then and Now  1803
Old burrell 3385  1279
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1164
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 Roller R.I.P  474
Old fowler road loco 8669...  461
Old Then and Now  244329
Old burrell 3385  160556
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  156621
Old 3" Mclaren build  82706
Old Transportation  78272
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  74907
Old Happy New Year at...  69198
Old fowler road loco 8669...  68797
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  43542
Old 6" Little Samson...  42541
Discussions  190488
Model Engines  47065
Technical Topics  16118
Off Topic Discussions  15305
Show Reports  11698
Steam Events  10962
Historic Photograph...  9957
Restoration Projects  8829
Wanted Adverts  8036
For-Sale Adverts  6669
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  826
davidje  730
Rod Boesing  668
MartinP  455
SDSPS  436
buzzy bee  432
Bosiboz  388
Lord B of Crafton  321
8_10 Brass Cleaner  307
chief polisher  288
8_10 Brass Cleaner  12717
weidner  12680
00000  5140
Broken Firebar  4613
Steam Scenes  4572
Rod Boesing  4110
buzzy bee  4013
SDSPS  4011
Bosiboz  3998
sparkright  3870
Steam Scenes  19400
Bosiboz  10272
8_10 Brass Cleaner  9878
davidje  8367
SDSPS  7335
weidner  6241
sparkright  4727
Rod Boesing  4458
Broken Firebar  4446
mark vine  3713

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