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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.
by kev-zoo
Yesterday 09:23 PM Go to last post
1,157 12,827
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
7th October 2014 02:20 PM Go to last post
287 4,233
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
Yesterday 08:59 PM Go to last post
212 7,560
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
by Triton
Yesterday 12:02 AM Go to last post
8 353
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
15th October 2014 10:08 PM Go to last post
456 2,583
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
17th October 2014 11:47 AM Go to last post
55 130
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
17th October 2014 08:25 AM Go to last post
179 622
Collection of members working engine pictures.
Yesterday 11:20 AM Go to last post
1,301 10,782
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
2,998 41,343
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
16th October 2014 09:51 PM Go to last post
142 1,498
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by Snail
10th October 2014 09:21 AM Go to last post
50 325
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
by Triton
1st September 2014 12:28 AM Go to last post
25 209
Forum featuring information about Craftmaster Steam Supplies product range.
by Mr B
9th September 2014 08:42 AM Go to last post
14 103
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.
15th October 2014 04:43 PM Go to last post
10 14
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
1,592 9,319
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,385 10,063
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
2nd October 2014 12:17 PM Go to last post
460 2,608
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 09:43 PM Go to last post
3,097 5,063
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
by Blakey
Yesterday 08:16 PM Go to last post
2,023 6,308
Steam related items on eBay .
Yesterday 09:43 PM Go to last post
1,621 3,821
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by weidner
18th September 2014 09:13 AM Go to last post
299 1,332
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
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 242 468
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 1,396 13,268
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 149 1,399
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,621 2,788

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Old Chiltern Traction Engine...    19-10, 20:33  Steam Baz   Steam Events
Old Steam Videos - Free    19-10, 20:23  elsa a8   Discussions
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