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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 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 11:57 PM Go to last post
13,594 205,610
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
Yesterday 07:47 PM Go to last post
1,680 18,843
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by YA1177
11th September 2017 09:26 PM Go to last post
331 4,946
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
18th September 2017 01:20 AM Go to last post
240 9,699
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.
15th September 2017 06:32 AM Go to last post
522 2,886
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
16th September 2017 11:46 AM Go to last post
120 281
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
10th September 2017 09:49 PM Go to last post
247 867
Collection of members working engine pictures.
18th September 2017 12:15 PM Go to last post
1,635 13,678
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Yesterday 10:32 PM Go to last post
3,660 50,975
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
29th August 2017 08:30 PM Go to last post
171 1,969
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by click4
29th August 2017 05:04 PM Go to last post
63 451
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
18th September 2017 02:09 PM Go to last post
2,058 11,790
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,972 13,134
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
25th August 2017 12:25 PM Go to last post
636 3,482
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 10:43 PM Go to last post
4,618 7,933
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 01:28 PM Go to last post
2,846 9,368
Steam related items on eBay .
17th September 2017 08:15 PM Go to last post
2,024 4,720
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by SimonT
13th September 2017 08:12 PM Go to last post
352 1,575
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.
6th September 2017 10:15 AM Go to last post
32 74
4 4
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
18th January 2017 09:37 AM Go to last post
112 281
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by steamy1
22nd August 2017 11:11 AM Go to last post
75 374
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 259 507
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 20 63
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,742 16,459
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 178 1,694
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,654 2,835

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Old Harrison L5 lathe for...    19-09, 22:43  gall335i   For-Sale Adverts
Old Attitude towards Women    19-09, 22:32  tom-madbiker   Model Engines
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Old Driving up and down hill.    19-09, 19:47  gt40driver   Technical Topics
Old Oilers    19-09, 18:54  weidner   Technical Topics
Old Lowmoor iron    19-09, 16:27  00000   Technical Topics
Old New build Defender    19-09, 16:20  00000   Discussions
Old Stronach-Dutton Road...    19-09, 16:05  prioryman   Discussions
Old Bedfordshire Steam &...    19-09, 14:53  Steam Boy Hertford   Show Reports
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Old Calculations    19-09, 14:12  00000   Discussions
Old Part 3 Bedford Steam...    19-09, 14:10  Arfursteam   Show Reports
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Old Workshop space    19-09, 13:28  dave420g   Wanted Adverts
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weidner  13687
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00000  5824
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Bosiboz  4410
buzzy bee  4297
SDSPS  4197
Rod Boesing  4162
sparkright  4108
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Bosiboz  14435
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davidje  8503
SDSPS  7541
weidner  7002
sparkright  5391
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Rod Boesing  4804
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Threads: 41,165, Posts: 387,389, Members: 9,957, Active Members: 1,433
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