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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.
Yesterday 11:44 PM Go to last post
13,642 206,296
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
1,696 19,012
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by max
9th October 2017 11:28 AM Go to last post
331 4,949
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
by tenor
Yesterday 03:34 PM Go to last post
240 9,729
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
30th August 2017 12:32 PM Go to last post
91 1,206
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
14th October 2017 08:12 AM Go to last post
527 2,922
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by gaffer
6th October 2017 07:30 AM Go to last post
122 286
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
by DaveyC
12th October 2017 10:48 PM Go to last post
249 870
Collection of members working engine pictures.
16th October 2017 06:43 PM Go to last post
1,638 13,725
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by Julia
Yesterday 06:14 PM Go to last post
3,676 51,138
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
15th October 2017 07:53 AM Go to last post
171 1,972
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
29th September 2017 04:12 PM Go to last post
63 454
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
2,072 11,845
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
by 00000
Yesterday 09:22 AM Go to last post
1,990 13,207
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
by 00000
Yesterday 06:15 PM Go to last post
638 3,494
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 02:28 PM Go to last post
4,643 7,987
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
14th October 2017 10:12 AM Go to last post
2,865 9,430
Steam related items on eBay .
2,031 4,735
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by weidner
6th October 2017 07:06 PM Go to last post
354 1,579
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
28th February 2017 08:42 PM Go to last post
33 291
Forum featuring information about Craftmaster Steam Supplies product range.
30th March 2017 08:03 AM Go to last post
18 121
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.
27th September 2017 08:59 AM Go to last post
33 75
4 4
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
by Hammoc2
10th October 2017 07:31 PM Go to last post
112 282
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
Yesterday 08:36 AM Go to last post
75 378
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
1st September 2017 08:57 PM Go to last post
26 219
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 260 508
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 21 64
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,755 16,570
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 178 1,696
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,654 2,835

Top 10 Stats
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Old gdsf 2018    17-10, 23:44  craigl200   Discussions
Old Fred Dibnah Heritage...    17-10, 22:37  Marshall5   Discussions
Old Transportation    17-10, 20:34  Proff   Discussions
Old Photo/History Request -...    17-10, 19:48  David Powell   Discussions
Old Cylinder boring machine    17-10, 19:14  andrew hawkswell   Discussions
Old Small trailer A-frame...    17-10, 18:40  M_Walters   eBay
Old Pedler    17-10, 18:15  00000   Steam on the Road
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...    17-10, 18:14  Julia   Model Engines
Old What did makers do...    17-10, 16:49  ross anderson   Discussions
Old Vectis knight boiler...    17-10, 15:34  tenor   Restoration Projects
Old Charles Burrell Museum...    17-10, 15:29  steamfly3535   Steam Events
Old French portables in...    17-10, 15:18  SDSPS   Discussions
Old 1" Scale Meg Steam...    17-10, 14:28  itbookham   For-Sale Adverts
Old live steam 6" scale...    17-10, 13:23  The Artilleryman   eBay
Old 2" Burrell Gold Medal...    17-10, 12:52  sparkright   For-Sale Adverts
Old Cheffins    17-10, 10:29  Steamcar   Discussions
Old 6" Burrell 8NHP Road...    17-10, 10:03  Northburrell   Model Engines
Old Closing rivets    17-10, 09:34  chbeyer   Model Engines
Old Sentinel lubricator    17-10, 09:31  marshall-man   For-Sale Adverts
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Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
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Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  78594
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Old NTET Road Run - 27...  63078
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Discussions  204278
Model Engines  51138
Technical Topics  19012
Off Topic Discussions  16570
Show Reports  13207
Steam Events  11845
Historic Photograph...  10822
Restoration Projects  9729
Wanted Adverts  9430
For-Sale Adverts  7987
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davidje  735
Rod Boesing  678
Bosiboz  492
buzzy bee  459
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Lord B of Crafton  364
carl_byrne  337
8_10 Brass Cleaner  320
weidner  13732
8_10 Brass Cleaner  13558
00000  5867
Broken Firebar  4729
Steam Scenes  4670
Bosiboz  4437
buzzy bee  4311
SDSPS  4205
Rod Boesing  4162
sparkright  4119
Steam Scenes  20408
Bosiboz  14610
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10941
davidje  8503
SDSPS  7545
weidner  7041
sparkright  5426
Arfursteam  5277
Rod Boesing  4805
Broken Firebar  4690

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Threads: 41,361, Posts: 388,935, Members: 9,992, Active Members: 1,415
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