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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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Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
Yesterday 10:40 PM Go to last post
1,132 12,533
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines.
10th August 2014 11:23 AM Go to last post
284 4,206
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
Yesterday 08:26 PM Go to last post
211 7,329
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
by solheim
27th August 2014 05:42 PM Go to last post
449 2,545
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
26th August 2014 04:23 PM Go to last post
52 127
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
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
Yesterday 08:29 PM Go to last post
2,959 40,701
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
by dante
Yesterday 05:09 PM Go to last post
140 1,459
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
19th August 2014 10:45 PM Go to last post
25 206
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.
Yesterday 02:46 PM Go to last post
1,556 9,090
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
by SimonT
Yesterday 09:33 PM Go to last post
1,345 9,683
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
by 17134
Yesterday 10:06 PM Go to last post
450 2,527
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 11:34 AM Go to last post
3,040 4,957
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
1,982 6,206
Steam related items on eBay .
1,602 3,796
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
23rd August 2014 08:47 PM Go to last post
296 1,324
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 1,375 13,019
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 145 1,340
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,615 2,782

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