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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 -

  Forum Last Post Threads Posts
Steam Engine Matters
For general discussions on all things Traction Engine related.
11,926 181,728
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
1,291 14,427
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
3rd July 2015 11:37 AM Go to last post
299 4,465
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
3rd July 2015 08:50 PM Go to last post
224 8,425
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
18th June 2015 03:38 PM Go to last post
42 973
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
2nd June 2015 11:21 AM Go to last post
481 2,720
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
74 170
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
by dmcre
1st July 2015 06:13 PM Go to last post
194 717
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by weidner
1st July 2015 11:30 PM Go to last post
1,399 11,810
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by Gjudge
Today 02:54 PM Go to last post
3,206 44,308
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
154 1,696
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
24th June 2015 03:51 PM Go to last post
52 358
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
by Mac1652
21st February 2015 10:20 PM Go to last post
29 218
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.
17th June 2015 07:17 PM Go to last post
13 17
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
1,728 10,100
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,492 10,619
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
29th June 2015 05:17 PM Go to last post
498 2,795
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
3,507 5,855
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Today 12:27 AM Go to last post
2,242 7,110
Steam related items on eBay .
30th June 2015 09:49 AM Go to last post
1,751 4,137
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
13th May 2015 07:18 PM Go to last post
309 1,375
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
by djones
28th February 2015 05:55 PM Go to last post
99 230
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
13th June 2015 08:48 AM Go to last post
64 307
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
12th June 2015 07:17 AM Go to last post
23 184
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 252 485
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 18 58
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,520 14,428
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 160 1,495
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,634 2,805

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
Thread    Date, Time  Posted By   Forum
Old Long Melford . Suffolk .    06-07, 15:34  jamespeterbrett   Steam Events
Old Identifying an...    06-07, 15:31  Phillip Jones   Discussions
Old George Attewell ?    06-07, 15:11  aveling barford   Discussions
Old Saffron Walden Crank Up    06-07, 15:09  Pride of Somerset   Show Reports
Old info wanted    06-07, 14:56  fourceedee   Discussions
Old Model cylinder glands    06-07, 14:54  Gjudge   Model Engines
Old German WW2 Panzer found...    06-07, 14:20  mark the spark   Discussions
Old Belper Steam & Vintage...    06-07, 13:43  ianmorris1960   Show Reports
Old Elvaston Castle rally    06-07, 12:58  FosterGP6NHP   Discussions
Old Wallis Compound Engines...    06-07, 12:31  steamboss   Discussions
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...    06-07, 12:14  Steamcar   Model Engines
Old 6" Manzel Lubricator...    06-07, 11:39  Julia   Library
Old Dream Machines    06-07, 10:51  Stephen Fry's left ear   Model Engines
Old Cadeby/Market Bosworth...    06-07, 10:48  elsa a8   Discussions
Old Does your engine match...    06-07, 10:41  Engine John   Discussions
Old Dovaston Fun Day.    06-07, 10:32  General C.R Dewet   Show Reports
Old Engines roading back...    06-07, 09:59  Bosiboz   Discussions
Old 4" garrett roller    06-07, 09:09  annecave   Model Engines
Old Torbay Steam Fair 2015    06-07, 09:02  Paul-Fish-Photos   Steam Events
Old Summer Gathering    06-07, 07:45  staffordshirechina   Steam Events
Old Then and Now  1625
Old burrell 3385  1229
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1151
Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  692
Old Happy New Year at...  683
Old 6" Little Samson...  602
Old Transportation  584
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
Old 4" Mac  425
Old Then and Now  208583
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  148478
Old burrell 3385  146869
Old 3" Mclaren build  81202
Old Transportation  72641
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  72108
Old Happy New Year at...  68659
Old fowler road loco 8669...  55523
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  42635
Old 6" Little Samson...  41807
Discussions  179912
Model Engines  44308
Off Topic Discussions  14428
Technical Topics  14427
Show Reports  10619
Steam Events  10100
Historic Photograph...  9163
Restoration Projects  8425
Wanted Adverts  7110
For-Sale Adverts  5855
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  806
davidje  714
Rod Boesing  647
MartinP  453
buzzy bee  410
SDSPS  387
Bosiboz  362
Lord B of Crafton  308
8_10 Brass Cleaner  296
chief polisher  284
weidner  12133
8_10 Brass Cleaner  11945
00000  4662
Broken Firebar  4487
Steam Scenes  4432
Rod Boesing  3918
buzzy bee  3821
Bosiboz  3766
SDSPS  3724
sparkright  3629
Steam Scenes  17662
Bosiboz  9185
8_10 Brass Cleaner  8622
davidje  7773
SDSPS  6069
weidner  5816
Broken Firebar  4180
sparkright  4104
Rod Boesing  3811
Blackjack  3574

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Threads: 34,840, Posts: 334,990, Members: 8,681, Active Members: 1,520
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