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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.
14,161 212,781
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by weidner
11th December 2018 11:36 PM Go to last post
1,824 20,431
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
8th December 2018 11:52 AM Go to last post
338 5,010
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
14th November 2018 10:22 AM Go to last post
249 10,082
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
10th December 2018 12:33 PM Go to last post
105 1,266
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
Yesterday 10:05 PM Go to last post
552 3,005
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
27th November 2018 02:38 PM Go to last post
140 313
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
17th September 2018 08:54 AM Go to last post
258 891
Collection of members working engine pictures.
Yesterday 10:17 PM Go to last post
1,692 14,290
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
3,837 53,371
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
1st December 2018 08:31 AM Go to last post
175 2,070
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.
10th December 2018 08:14 AM Go to last post
2,164 12,143
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
26th November 2018 09:13 PM Go to last post
2,162 13,763
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
23rd November 2018 09:47 AM Go to last post
663 3,580
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
11th December 2018 10:37 PM Go to last post
5,000 8,640
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Today 09:35 AM Go to last post
3,063 10,157
Steam related items on eBay .
by steamy1
8th December 2018 01:55 PM Go to last post
2,120 4,910
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
26th November 2018 08:42 AM Go to last post
367 1,643
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.
4th December 2018 03:05 PM Go to last post
40 86
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
20th October 2018 03:39 PM Go to last post
116 302
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by Walton
12th September 2018 08:57 PM Go to last post
78 386
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 1,860 17,650
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 182 1,732
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,656 2,844

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Old Alan Duke Engine Lists    12-12, 23:41  buzzy bee   Wanted Adverts
Old Brindley Bank Pumping...    12-12, 22:37  Steamhead21   Off Topic Discussions
Old Copyright    12-12, 22:17  StoneRoad   Historic Photograph...
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Old Pre-loading new leaf...    12-12, 13:09  scottonthefen   Off Topic Discussions
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Old Redex substitute - stuck...    11-12, 23:36  weidner   Technical Topics
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Old Defender 90 body weight ?    11-12, 21:48  marshall8hp   Off Topic Discussions
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Old Bending boiler plate    11-12, 14:27  tenor   Model Engines
Old Visit to Beamish Museum    11-12, 14:18  Steamhead21   Discussions
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Model Engines  53371
Technical Topics  20431
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Historic Photograph...  11361
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buzzy bee  4514
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sparkright  5567
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