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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.
14,097 212,127
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
16th October 2018 07:39 PM Go to last post
1,810 20,299
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
19th October 2018 06:58 PM Go to last post
334 4,974
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
247 10,070
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
4th September 2018 10:02 PM Go to last post
104 1,262
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
18th October 2018 06:33 PM Go to last post
548 2,995
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by RWHB1
5th October 2018 08:31 PM Go to last post
139 312
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.
1,680 14,212
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by i7555p
Today 06:42 PM Go to last post
3,823 53,168
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
7th October 2018 02:34 AM Go to last post
175 2,055
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.
20th October 2018 07:00 PM Go to last post
2,160 12,137
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
by RWHB1
Today 07:16 PM Go to last post
2,155 13,735
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
19th October 2018 09:18 PM Go to last post
661 3,571
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 09:34 PM Go to last post
4,966 8,576
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Today 03:51 PM Go to last post
3,044 10,064
Steam related items on eBay .
2,109 4,888
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
10th October 2018 01:55 AM Go to last post
365 1,636
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.
5th October 2018 02:32 PM Go to last post
38 84
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 1,842 17,493
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 181 1,721
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,656 2,844

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
Thread    Date, Time  Posted By   Forum
Old Speed Limits for...    22-10, 21:02  Clinkard   Off Topic Discussions
Old The Future of Rallies    22-10, 20:19  worlds fair devon   Discussions
Old Photo of Edinburgh...    22-10, 20:15  Steaming North   eBay
Old NZ rally Timaru    22-10, 19:16  RWHB1   Show Reports
Old Steam Engine Real Photo...    22-10, 19:00  Gordon Bennett   Historic Photograph...
Old Burrell Keyso Row St...    22-10, 18:50  RWHB1   Historic Photograph...
Old Foden M1098 1911 Burton...    22-10, 18:44  RWHB1   Historic Photograph...
Old 3" Burrell - Build    22-10, 18:42  i7555p   Model Engines
Old lone working protection    22-10, 18:08  Clinkard   Discussions
Old Petrol and Fuel Prices    22-10, 17:50  Steamhead21   Off Topic Discussions
Old Very unusual Scammell.    22-10, 17:22  stressed myke   Restoration Projects
Old Wolesly wasp    22-10, 15:52  martin hunt   Members Other Interests
Old Traction engine    22-10, 15:51  Berrybrook Steam   Wanted Adverts
Old Pickering type governor...    22-10, 10:43  smithers   Wanted Adverts
Old $ 100 or more loss in...    22-10, 09:17  Dave H   Model Engines
Old Traction Engine Archive 5    22-10, 07:48  Lancashire Lad   Discussions
Old Leaf springs    22-10, 07:47  tenor   Model Engines
Old 4" diaphragm pressure...    21-10, 21:34  basil JNR   For-Sale Adverts
Old living van/coal wagon...    21-10, 20:05  guss   For-Sale Adverts
Old Towing compensator    21-10, 10:13  RWHB1   For-Sale Adverts
Old Then and Now  2011
Old burrell 3385  1371
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...  523
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
Old Then and Now  295624
Old burrell 3385  180209
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  171721
Old NTET Road Run - 27...  95210
Old 3" Mclaren build  86786
Old Transportation  86246
Old fowler road loco 8669...  86093
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  80502
Old What Kills Rallies?  70654
Old Happy New Year at...  69702
Discussions  210108
Model Engines  53168
Technical Topics  20299
Off Topic Discussions  17493
Show Reports  13735
Steam Events  12137
Historic Photograph...  11283
Restoration Projects  10070
Wanted Adverts  10064
For-Sale Adverts  8576
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  848
davidje  735
Rod Boesing  678
Bosiboz  541
buzzy bee  471
SDSPS  457
MartinP  456
carl_byrne  389
Lord B of Crafton  382
8_10 Brass Cleaner  323
weidner  14275
8_10 Brass Cleaner  13925
00000  6135
Broken Firebar  4766
Steam Scenes  4706
Bosiboz  4585
buzzy bee  4508
SDSPS  4252
sparkright  4165
Rod Boesing  4162
Steam Scenes  20872
Bosiboz  16714
8_10 Brass Cleaner  11371
davidje  8520
SDSPS  7613
weidner  7475
Arfursteam  6186
sparkright  5535
00000  5049
carl_byrne  4836

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Threads: 43,168, Posts: 402,646, Members: 10,459, Active Members: 1,336
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