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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.
12,772 193,781
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
1,472 16,553
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by 00000
Today 09:25 AM Go to last post
321 4,788
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
231 8,923
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
66 1,068
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
9th May 2016 11:09 PM Go to last post
493 2,768
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by The Fly
22nd June 2016 08:45 AM Go to last post
88 200
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
by dmcre
Today 10:03 AM Go to last post
219 799
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by Bosiboz
Today 08:46 PM Go to last post
1,544 12,951
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
3,438 47,491
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
26th June 2016 05:49 PM Go to last post
167 1,844
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
25th May 2016 07:01 AM Go to last post
55 386
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.
14th June 2016 10:28 AM Go to last post
24 62
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
Today 09:26 PM Go to last post
1,901 11,146
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,698 11,925
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
Yesterday 05:55 PM Go to last post
583 3,252
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
4,027 6,869
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Today 09:21 PM Go to last post
2,536 8,219
Steam related items on eBay .
21st June 2016 06:36 AM Go to last post
1,903 4,404
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by weidner
21st June 2016 09:09 AM Go to last post
327 1,456
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
27th June 2016 12:06 PM Go to last post
105 265
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by steamy1
16th June 2016 12:53 PM Go to last post
69 326
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 257 492
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 1,638 15,533
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 170 1,583
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 Removing the threaded...    29-06, 21:47  carl_byrne   Technical Topics
Old Leaving the EU?    29-06, 21:38  8_10 Brass Cleaner   Off Topic Discussions
Old Amber flashing lights    29-06, 21:33  wallis owner   Discussions
Old Hollowell Rally    29-06, 21:26  YYS4BOB   Steam Events
Old Public relations and...    29-06, 21:22  wallis owner   Discussions
Old Flywheel Brake    29-06, 21:21  buggeroff   Wanted Adverts
Old down hill    29-06, 21:12  Rosbotham   Discussions
Old Miniature TEs needed    29-06, 21:06  Ransome 21570   Model Engines
Old Wire Erosion    29-06, 21:03  Broken Firebar   Discussions
Old Fowler engines    29-06, 21:02  Steam Baz   Discussions
Old How many amps???    29-06, 20:56  wallis owner   Discussions
Old Aveling steam fitting...    29-06, 20:49  Broken Firebar   Discussions
Old 4 in a row.    29-06, 20:46  Bosiboz   Historic Photograph...
Old 1972 Knock out neck...    29-06, 20:21  JTurner23   For-Sale Adverts
Old Half size Foden c type...    29-06, 20:20  jaz4928   For-Sale Adverts
Old Voluntary Competency...    29-06, 19:57  Broken Firebar   NTET
Old Aveling in France    29-06, 19:52  YYS4BOB   Historic Photograph...
Old Banbury Rally 2016    29-06, 19:37  Traction engine fan   Show Reports
Old Minnie 1 inch scale live...    29-06, 19:08  Elyshandmason   For-Sale Adverts
Old Pair of Eli Griffiths...    29-06, 19:06  Baldrick   For-Sale Adverts
Old Then and Now  1815
Old burrell 3385  1286
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  247405
Old burrell 3385  162136
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  157613
Old 3" Mclaren build  83080
Old Transportation  78680
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  75009
Old Happy New Year at...  69271
Old fowler road loco 8669...  69195
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  43618
Old 6" Little Samson...  42565
Discussions  191837
Model Engines  47491
Technical Topics  16553
Off Topic Discussions  15533
Show Reports  11925
Steam Events  11146
Historic Photograph...  10064
Restoration Projects  8923
Wanted Adverts  8219
For-Sale Adverts  6869
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  826
davidje  733
Rod Boesing  674
MartinP  455
buzzy bee  438
SDSPS  436
Bosiboz  395
Lord B of Crafton  324
8_10 Brass Cleaner  311
chief polisher  289
8_10 Brass Cleaner  12812
weidner  12769
00000  5243
Broken Firebar  4630
Steam Scenes  4577
Rod Boesing  4128
buzzy bee  4034
Bosiboz  4027
SDSPS  4022
sparkright  3900
Steam Scenes  19464
Bosiboz  10396
8_10 Brass Cleaner  9995
davidje  8379
SDSPS  7343
weidner  6296
sparkright  4823
Rod Boesing  4563
Broken Firebar  4458
00000  3787

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Threads: 37,998, Posts: 361,622, Members: 9,287, Active Members: 1,434
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