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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.
Today 10:30 PM Go to last post
11,023 167,185
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
1,119 12,404
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines.
21st July 2014 05:26 PM Go to last post
283 4,199
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
211 7,198
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
444 2,527
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by Andy12
19th July 2014 02:02 PM Go to last post
47 115
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
171 596
Collection of members working engine pictures.
24th July 2014 01:11 PM Go to last post
1,262 10,509
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
2,940 40,443
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
22nd July 2014 07:30 PM Go to last post
138 1,411
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by JasonB
20th June 2014 11:17 AM Go to last post
48 318
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
7th July 2014 11:48 AM Go to last post
24 202
Forum featuring information about Craftmaster Steam Supplies product range.
by Mr B
16th June 2014 08:26 AM Go to last post
12 101
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.
5 5
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
Today 07:17 PM Go to last post
1,535 8,986
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,309 9,347
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
Today 09:00 PM Go to last post
443 2,438
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
2,993 4,874
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 09:53 AM Go to last post
1,958 6,154
Steam related items on eBay .
Today 09:27 AM Go to last post
1,592 3,778
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
19th July 2014 08:04 PM Go to last post
295 1,321
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
2nd April 2014 08:50 PM Go to last post
94 215
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by 81119
16th April 2014 06:09 PM Go to last post
61 294
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
21st July 2014 09:00 AM Go to last post
21 170
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 241 466
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 1,356 12,859
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 143 1,324
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,611 2,778

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
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Old Hornsby D type    28-07, 22:30  victa18rotomo   Discussions
Old Then and Now    28-07, 22:18  Broken Firebar   Discussions
Old Hollycomb steam museum    28-07, 22:11  Traction engine fan   Discussions
Old Congratulations to the...    28-07, 22:03  Fowlers are the best   Discussions
Old Welland Steam and...    28-07, 21:59  Fowlers are the best   Show Reports
Old Its not just cars that...    28-07, 21:50  dave85   Discussions
Old Torbay Steam Fair 2014    28-07, 21:48  SDSPS   Discussions
Old Basil ........    28-07, 21:44  Basil   Discussions
Old fowler road loco 8669...    28-07, 21:31  hedge   Restoration Projects
Old Photo Request - "The...    28-07, 21:25  Berrybrook Steam   Model Engines
Old 1424 to Dorset    28-07, 21:00  Pedlers mate   Steam on the Road
Old Last year for Elizabeth...    28-07, 21:00  weidner   Discussions
Old Blower Nozzle on 1"...    28-07, 20:51  injectorman   Model Engines
Old Leaking tank , remedy ?    28-07, 20:44  Rod Boesing   Technical Topics
Old Request for an engine    28-07, 20:42  Pedlers mate   Discussions
Old so who's off to cerney ?    28-07, 20:33  davidje   Discussions
Old Caption 13/07/14    28-07, 20:24  Blunt tool   Caption Competitions
Old Neo Steam    28-07, 20:18  Blunt tool   Discussions
Old Traction Wagon?    28-07, 20:14  sevenmpd   Model Engines
Old Torbay Steam Fair    28-07, 19:17  SDSPS   Steam Events
Old Then and Now  1338
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1140
Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
Old burrell 3385  1067
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  692
Old Happy New Year at...  683
Old 6" Little Samson...  602
Old Transportation  574
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
Old 4" Mac  425
Old Then and Now  155019
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  138934
Old burrell 3385  118791
Old 3" Mclaren build  78319
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  68233
Old Happy New Year at...  67856
Old Transportation  65859
Old 6" Little Samson...  41210
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  40969
Old 4" Mac  35795
Discussions  165528
Model Engines  40443
Off Topic Discussions  12859
Technical Topics  12404
Show Reports  9347
Steam Events  8986
Historic Photograph...  8014
Restoration Projects  7198
Wanted Adverts  6154
For-Sale Adverts  4874
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Steam Scenes  744
davidje  672
Rod Boesing  623
MartinP  453
buzzy bee  379
SDSPS  308
Bosiboz  306
Lord B of Crafton  292
8_10 Brass Cleaner  278
chief polisher  267
weidner  11131
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10702
Broken Firebar  4203
00000  4100
Steam Scenes  3919
Rod Boesing  3634
buzzy bee  3510
windmiller78  3429
Bosiboz  3420
SDSPS  3297
Steam Scenes  13358
8_10 Brass Cleaner  7137
Bosiboz  6946
davidje  6611
weidner  4860
SDSPS  4414
Broken Firebar  3464
sparkright  3167
Blackjack  3072
Rod Boesing  2991

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Threads: 31,531, Posts: 303,078, Members: 8,033, Active Members: 1,500
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