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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.
by dave85
Today 09:32 AM Go to last post
12,498 190,312
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
Yesterday 01:51 PM Go to last post
1,388 15,638
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by BobP
5th February 2016 04:31 PM Go to last post
310 4,649
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
Yesterday 04:34 PM Go to last post
228 8,723
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
8th February 2016 07:03 PM Go to last post
57 1,038
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
9th February 2016 10:13 AM Go to last post
487 2,748
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
25th September 2015 07:34 PM Go to last post
78 180
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
Yesterday 10:22 AM Go to last post
215 791
Collection of members working engine pictures.
1,489 12,596
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Today 08:56 AM Go to last post
3,353 46,397
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
31st January 2016 03:53 PM Go to last post
162 1,765
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by tenor
8th January 2016 08:51 AM Go to last post
53 373
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
6th February 2016 08:52 AM Go to last post
32 278
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 2016 10:20 PM Go to last post
5 16
Forum featuring information about Berrybrook Steam and the services they provide.
25th January 2016 09:14 PM Go to last post
18 40
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
1,823 10,781
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
by mickval
4th February 2016 10:51 AM Go to last post
1,634 11,597
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
25th January 2016 01:58 PM Go to last post
546 3,103
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 04:46 PM Go to last post
3,797 6,401
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 06:09 PM Go to last post
2,412 7,774
Steam related items on eBay .
9th February 2016 05:34 PM Go to last post
1,867 4,338
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
Yesterday 07:13 AM Go to last post
322 1,425
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
27th January 2016 09:13 AM Go to last post
103 258
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by 00000
26th December 2015 05:27 PM Go to last post
67 316
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
3rd November 2015 03:30 AM Go to last post
24 190
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 254 487
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 19 60
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,592 15,111
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 167 1,544
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,652 2,833

Top 10 Stats
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Old god forbid !    12-02, 09:32  dave85   Discussions
Old Taxation class.    12-02, 09:30  mikem   Discussions
Old Painting Cliff    12-02, 08:56  four-inch-samson   Model Engines
Old Ploughers little and...    12-02, 06:59  dickeastwood   Historic Photograph...
Old Cheffins - Keeley Sale    12-02, 00:55  steamhumbug   Discussions
Old Typical weight of 4 ins...    11-02, 23:18  Steamcar   Model Engines
Old Tap and die set...    11-02, 23:07  Steamcar   Model Engines
Old The Great War Steam Fair...    11-02, 21:46  Timothy Hackworth Jr   Steam Events
Old 3" Little Samson...    11-02, 21:41  chbeyer   Model Engines
Old Another one for you...    11-02, 20:44  New Forest 2603   Historic Photograph...
Old Kev and Rebecca Mills    11-02, 20:04  Proff   Discussions
Old No survivors    11-02, 19:59  Thecornishsteamenthusiast   Discussions
Old Aveling on A30    11-02, 18:12  johnsawle   Discussions
Old 3 inch model    11-02, 18:09  steaming chappers   Wanted Adverts
Old Roller from Ebay    11-02, 17:22  burrellryan   Model Engines
Old 3 inch living van    11-02, 16:46  Donal o callaghan   For-Sale Adverts
Old burrell 3385    11-02, 16:34  buggeroff   Restoration Projects
Old Traction Engine Rubbers    11-02, 14:48  naomicornish   For-Sale Adverts
Old Shand Mason working...    11-02, 13:57  woodypup59   Discussions
Old Machine cutting oil    11-02, 13:51  Brian Hutchings   Technical Topics
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1164
Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
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Old Happy New Year at...  683
Old 6" Little Samson...  602
Old Transportation  598
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
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Old Transportation  76566
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Old Happy New Year at...  68893
Old fowler road loco 8669...  65817
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  43464
Old 6" Little Samson...  42375
Discussions  188408
Model Engines  46397
Technical Topics  15638
Off Topic Discussions  15111
Show Reports  11597
Steam Events  10781
Historic Photograph...  9753
Restoration Projects  8723
Wanted Adverts  7774
For-Sale Adverts  6401
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davidje  726
Rod Boesing  666
MartinP  455
SDSPS  436
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Lord B of Crafton  319
8_10 Brass Cleaner  302
chief polisher  287
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weidner  12560
00000  5023
Broken Firebar  4594
Steam Scenes  4572
Rod Boesing  4095
SDSPS  4000
buzzy bee  3964
Bosiboz  3946
sparkright  3825
Steam Scenes  19389
Bosiboz  10084
8_10 Brass Cleaner  9569
davidje  8229
SDSPS  7326
weidner  6167
sparkright  4690
Broken Firebar  4403
Rod Boesing  4395
mark vine  3704

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