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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.
11,836 180,382
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by Radhew
Today 11:02 AM Go to last post
1,258 14,108
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
297 4,421
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
223 8,337
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
20th May 2015 03:32 PM Go to last post
40 971
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
Today 12:17 PM Go to last post
480 2,717
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
20th May 2015 10:46 PM Go to last post
69 161
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
17th May 2015 11:38 AM Go to last post
193 714
Collection of members working engine pictures.
1,393 11,766
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Today 10:11 PM Go to last post
3,174 43,926
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
152 1,644
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
14th April 2015 07:44 PM Go to last post
52 357
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.
13th November 2014 09:47 PM Go to last post
11 15
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
1,685 9,876
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,448 10,409
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
by 3816
19th May 2015 04:58 PM Go to last post
478 2,740
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Today 09:36 PM Go to last post
3,456 5,758
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
2,213 7,023
Steam related items on eBay .
1,722 4,048
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
13th May 2015 07:18 PM Go to last post
309 1,375
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
by djones
28th February 2015 05:55 PM Go to last post
99 230
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
20th May 2015 12:18 PM Go to last post
63 305
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 250 480
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 17 56
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,503 14,263
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 160 1,495
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,634 2,805

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Old Copper pipe forming    25-05, 22:11  Paul30013   Model Engines
Old Living van    25-05, 21:36  Broken Firebar   For-Sale Adverts
Old The Trout Inn - Lechlade    25-05, 21:04  TrickyT   Steam Events
Old June Steam Party    25-05, 20:27  paumass   Steam Events
Old 3" Marshall Pride Of The...    25-05, 20:25  audiobull   The Models
Old 8" single cylinder gold...    25-05, 20:18  Tony300678   Model Engines
Old New Nabic No.5 3/4"...    25-05, 19:58  Dunrolling   eBay
Old Strumpshaw Rally Sat 23...    25-05, 19:55  PeterHrd   Show Reports
Old The advantages of a...    25-05, 19:48  Beth Vanarsdall   Discussions
Old Garrett 4CD Two Chime...    25-05, 19:14  Dunrolling   eBay
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Old Fowler living van.    25-05, 18:56  Broken Firebar   Restoration Projects
Old Abbergavenny Steam Rally...    25-05, 18:54  International Steam   Show Reports
Old Pickering 2015    25-05, 17:22  Gaudin98   Discussions
Old Ashley Hall Traction...    25-05, 16:37  BLACKTOP   Show Reports
Old Buffalo Springfield Road...    25-05, 16:36  buzzy bee   Discussions
Old How it works steam...    25-05, 16:33  BUNGLE   Discussions
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1149
Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
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Old Transportation  584
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Old 4" Mac  425
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Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  42305
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Model Engines  43926
Off Topic Discussions  14263
Technical Topics  14108
Show Reports  10409
Steam Events  9876
Historic Photograph...  9131
Restoration Projects  8337
Wanted Adverts  7023
For-Sale Adverts  5758
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davidje  708
Rod Boesing  646
MartinP  453
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Lord B of Crafton  307
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chief polisher  282
weidner  12083
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Broken Firebar  4458
Steam Scenes  4424
Rod Boesing  3895
buzzy bee  3795
Bosiboz  3728
SDSPS  3709
sparkright  3601
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8_10 Brass Cleaner  8518
davidje  7634
SDSPS  5964
weidner  5767
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sparkright  4047
Rod Boesing  3752
Blackjack  3560

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