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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.
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11,527 176,132
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
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1,207 13,565
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
27th January 2015 02:51 PM Go to last post
289 4,273
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
219 7,967
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
23 930
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
25th January 2015 10:45 AM Go to last post
471 2,676
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
19th January 2015 06:16 PM Go to last post
62 150
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
7th January 2015 07:01 PM Go to last post
184 653
Collection of members working engine pictures.
27th January 2015 11:01 AM Go to last post
1,345 11,212
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Today 08:45 PM Go to last post
3,070 42,601
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
26th January 2015 04:06 AM Go to last post
148 1,564
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
Yesterday 11:48 AM Go to last post
52 352
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
1st January 2015 09:48 AM Go to last post
28 214
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.
1,623 9,444
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
29th January 2015 12:14 PM Go to last post
1,403 10,187
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
18th January 2015 10:09 AM Go to last post
469 2,648
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Today 05:20 PM Go to last post
3,258 5,389
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
2,131 6,722
Steam related items on eBay .
by chbeyer
Yesterday 03:59 PM Go to last post
1,664 3,946
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
17th January 2015 05:45 PM Go to last post
301 1,344
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
11th January 2015 04:07 PM Go to last post
98 228
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by ur1328
Today 07:46 PM Go to last post
62 297
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 247 476
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 16 54
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,456 13,853
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 153 1,433
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,627 2,798

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