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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 04:30 PM Go to last post
11,129 168,759
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
1,134 12,547
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines.
31st August 2014 05:34 PM Go to last post
284 4,208
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
Yesterday 10:25 AM Go to last post
211 7,337
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
450 2,559
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by mat777
30th August 2014 10:35 PM Go to last post
53 128
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
28th August 2014 12:41 AM Go to last post
177 614
Collection of members working engine pictures.
24th August 2014 04:19 PM Go to last post
1,278 10,584
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
2,965 40,763
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
Yesterday 08:14 PM Go to last post
141 1,474
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.
by Triton
Yesterday 12:28 AM Go to last post
25 209
Forum featuring information about Craftmaster Steam Supplies product range.
by Mr B
29th July 2014 01:49 PM Go to last post
13 102
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.
11th August 2014 08:02 PM Go to last post
6 7
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
by cwebb
Today 03:38 PM Go to last post
1,560 9,143
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,347 9,735
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
by 17134
28th August 2014 10:06 PM Go to last post
450 2,527
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
by tiny
Today 09:18 AM Go to last post
3,041 4,960
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
by brian
Yesterday 09:09 AM Go to last post
1,984 6,208
Steam related items on eBay .
by weidner
29th August 2014 09:50 PM Go to last post
1,603 3,798
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by lynnr
Today 01:31 PM Go to last post
297 1,325
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
by Rainman
12th August 2014 02:16 PM Go to last post
96 218
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
11th August 2014 08:56 PM Go to last post
61 296
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
7th August 2014 10:26 AM Go to last post
21 171
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 1,377 13,067
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 145 1,340
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,615 2,782

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
Thread    Date, Time  Posted By   Forum
Old Well Done N.T.E.T    02-09, 16:30  Gaudin98   Discussions
Old copper boiler tubes in...    02-09, 16:29  mickval   Model Engines
Old A third Jack Hampshire...    02-09, 16:28  elsa a8   Discussions
Old V.E.L. [Tax Disc ]...    02-09, 16:19  mickval   Discussions
Old Newark miniature rally    02-09, 15:38  cwebb   Steam Events
Old Diesel powered 6"...    02-09, 15:12  injectorman   Model Engines
Old 4" Foster Cylinder...    02-09, 15:05  injectorman   Model Engines
Old What Kills Rallies?    02-09, 14:44  C.M.FANCE   Steam Events
Old Penfolds of Sussex...    02-09, 14:40  C.M.FANCE   Discussions
Old Vinyl cutting    02-09, 13:31  lynnr   Suppliers
Old Should I ballast the...    02-09, 13:25  00000   Discussions
Old GDSF 2014 - 100...    02-09, 12:52  Berrybrook Steam   Show Reports
Old Exhaust into chimney    02-09, 10:34  mickval   Model Engines
Old 3" Little Samson...    02-09, 10:31  chbeyer   Model Engines
Old Why Tractors ?    02-09, 10:31  Mr B   Off Topic Discussions
Old 2 inch Plastow Fowler...    02-09, 09:51  dave420g   Model Engines
Old GDSF updates ??    02-09, 09:39  SDSPS   Discussions
Old Hello from the Kingdom...    02-09, 09:31  SDSPS   Introduce Yourself
Old Caravan    02-09, 09:18  tiny   For-Sale Adverts
Old Marshal Valve setting    02-09, 08:18  Steve Arrowsmith   Technical Topics
Old Then and Now  1385
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1140
Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
Old burrell 3385  1077
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  163110
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  139785
Old burrell 3385  120484
Old 3" Mclaren build  78531
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  68484
Old Happy New Year at...  67887
Old Transportation  65991
Old 6" Little Samson...  41242
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  41136
Old fowler road loco 8669...  36981
Discussions  167076
Model Engines  40763
Off Topic Discussions  13067
Technical Topics  12547
Show Reports  9735
Steam Events  9143
Historic Photograph...  8088
Restoration Projects  7337
Wanted Adverts  6208
For-Sale Adverts  4960
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  751
davidje  678
Rod Boesing  624
MartinP  453
buzzy bee  381
SDSPS  327
Bosiboz  309
Lord B of Crafton  296
8_10 Brass Cleaner  279
chief polisher  267
weidner  11232
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10786
Broken Firebar  4250
00000  4145
Steam Scenes  3979
Rod Boesing  3651
buzzy bee  3548
windmiller78  3461
Bosiboz  3449
SDSPS  3391
Steam Scenes  13998
8_10 Brass Cleaner  7264
Bosiboz  7089
davidje  6816
weidner  4982
SDSPS  4656
Broken Firebar  3708
sparkright  3326
Blackjack  3177
Rod Boesing  3017

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Threads: 31,904, Posts: 306,506, Members: 8,125, Active Members: 1,631
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