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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:

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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 by it's membership.

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.
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Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
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325 4,828
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
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235 9,403
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
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83 1,175
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
Yesterday 11:38 AM Go to last post
507 2,828
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
13th December 2016 01:12 PM Go to last post
100 231
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
by Triton
3rd January 2017 01:48 AM Go to last post
232 820
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by RWHB1
Yesterday 10:22 PM Go to last post
1,589 13,249
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Yesterday 09:36 AM Go to last post
3,540 49,121
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
15th December 2016 01:48 PM Go to last post
170 1,911
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by s7eam
7th January 2017 09:51 PM Go to last post
60 410
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
1,965 11,437
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
8th January 2017 04:18 PM Go to last post
1,819 12,525
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
9th January 2017 06:25 PM Go to last post
608 3,340
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
4,302 7,362
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 09:01 PM Go to last post
2,700 8,767
Steam related items on eBay .
1,956 4,528
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
14th January 2017 10:02 AM Go to last post
336 1,503
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
by wamjl50
18th December 2016 03:29 PM Go to last post
33 289
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.
9th November 2016 10:28 AM Go to last post
28 68
9th January 2017 02:59 PM Go to last post
1 1
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
12th December 2016 11:30 AM Go to last post
112 278
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by YA1177
7th January 2017 08:11 PM Go to last post
73 350
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
8th January 2017 09:09 PM Go to last post
25 210
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 16 162
Reference documents and pictures.
Private 258 506
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 1,690 15,984
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 174 1,630
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,654 2,835

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