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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 -

  Forum Last Post Threads Posts
Steam Engine Matters
For general discussions on all things Traction Engine related.
14,025 211,240
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
1,794 20,133
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
Yesterday 06:53 PM Go to last post
334 4,966
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
Yesterday 07:47 PM Go to last post
246 10,026
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
by 113043
8th August 2018 06:14 PM Go to last post
103 1,259
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
15th August 2018 10:14 PM Go to last post
537 2,966
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
27th July 2018 07:42 PM Go to last post
137 310
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
255 887
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by dave85
1st August 2018 12:46 PM Go to last post
1,673 14,187
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
3,801 52,915
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
14th August 2018 11:03 PM Go to last post
173 2,037
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
19th July 2018 10:29 AM Go to last post
64 487
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
17th August 2018 07:07 PM Go to last post
2,145 12,081
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
2,102 13,550
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
13th August 2018 12:23 PM Go to last post
655 3,560
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
4,912 8,481
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
17th August 2018 08:11 AM Go to last post
3,017 9,968
Steam related items on eBay .
by No.41
Today 08:39 AM Go to last post
2,105 4,869
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
8th August 2018 10:12 PM Go to last post
363 1,615
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.
14th August 2018 08:37 PM Go to last post
36 82
4 4
Forum featuring information about Sutton Castings the service they offer.
6th November 2017 01:23 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 March 2018 06:21 PM Go to last post
115 296
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
19th April 2018 06:39 PM Go to last post
77 382
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.
28th January 2018 11:50 AM Go to last post
2 7
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 22 65
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,824 17,270
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 180 1,711
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,656 2,844

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
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Old Bentleys Yorkshire...    20-08, 16:25  unclespi   Discussions
Old Traction Talk members...    20-08, 16:17  Malc-Y   Discussions
Old Name the Rally    20-08, 15:21  Timothy Hackworth Jr   Discussions
Old Who is this happy chappy    20-08, 15:21  Lancashire Lad   Web Site Links
Old BEST HGV ROUTE YORKSHIRE...    20-08, 15:14  mark lewis   Discussions
Old Replacement Pressure...    20-08, 13:30  Clinkard   Model Engines
Old Scale steering chain for...    20-08, 10:38  mickval   Model Engines
Old Steel boiler blanking...    20-08, 10:31  mickval   Model Engines
Old Unpleasant smelling...    20-08, 09:36  Henry Maudslay   Off Topic Discussions
Old Road Roller Association...    20-08, 09:16  swaff   Discussions
Old Steam/water cocks    20-08, 08:39  No.41   eBay
Old Boiler plate thickness    19-08, 23:56  Royal Letters Patent   Technical Topics
Old Another 6" Savage,...    19-08, 23:46  Paul30013   Model Engines
Old 3 inch Allchin - Low...    19-08, 23:12  meyrick   Model Engines
Old 120 mile Miniature Road...    19-08, 21:43  Tim Watson   Discussions
Old A few at Drusillas...    19-08, 21:28  wjvardy1942   Show Reports
Old burrell 3385    19-08, 19:47  buggeroff   Restoration Projects
Old Whistles    19-08, 19:31  windmiller78   Technical Topics
Old Vintage tractor bits -...    19-08, 19:04  JamesLit   For-Sale Adverts
Old Steam-it Sunday    19-08, 18:53  towd crank   Members Engines
Old Then and Now  2011
Old burrell 3385  1365
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1167
Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  692
Old Happy New Year at...  683
Old Transportation  618
Old 6" Little Samson...  602
Old fowler road loco 8669...  507
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
Old Then and Now  294657
Old burrell 3385  179200
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  171048
Old NTET Road Run - 27...  89798
Old 3" Mclaren build  86558
Old Transportation  86094
Old fowler road loco 8669...  82196
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  80167
Old Happy New Year at...  69580
Old What Kills Rallies?  64340
Discussions  209221
Model Engines  52915
Technical Topics  20133
Off Topic Discussions  17270
Show Reports  13550
Steam Events  12081
Historic Photograph...  11261
Restoration Projects  10026
Wanted Adverts  9968
For-Sale Adverts  8481
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  848
davidje  735
Rod Boesing  678
Bosiboz  518
buzzy bee  470
SDSPS  457
MartinP  456
Lord B of Crafton  382
carl_byrne  380
8_10 Brass Cleaner  323
weidner  14210
8_10 Brass Cleaner  13875
00000  6114
Broken Firebar  4760
Steam Scenes  4705
Bosiboz  4541
buzzy bee  4486
SDSPS  4243
Rod Boesing  4162
sparkright  4155
Steam Scenes  20849
Bosiboz  15914
8_10 Brass Cleaner  11302
davidje  8518
SDSPS  7609
weidner  7422
Arfursteam  6011
sparkright  5507
00000  5022
Rod Boesing  4829

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