Register Donate Events Calendar Picture Albums Mark Forums Read

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.
Yesterday 10:36 PM Go to last post
13,731 207,671
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
9th December 2017 07:32 PM Go to last post
1,709 19,132
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
27th October 2017 07:06 AM Go to last post
331 4,950
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
3rd December 2017 07:55 PM Go to last post
241 9,795
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
22nd November 2017 09:13 AM Go to last post
94 1,212
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
by mickval
Yesterday 12:17 PM Go to last post
528 2,926
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
9th November 2017 11:37 PM Go to last post
125 292
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
12th November 2017 09:22 PM Go to last post
249 871
Collection of members working engine pictures.
Yesterday 09:52 PM Go to last post
1,649 13,884
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by i7555p
Yesterday 12:54 PM Go to last post
3,707 51,502
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
4th December 2017 08:58 AM Go to last post
171 1,989
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
12th November 2017 07:02 PM Go to last post
64 460
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
6th December 2017 05:55 PM Go to last post
2,079 11,868
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,997 13,250
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
29th October 2017 03:03 PM Go to last post
639 3,503
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
by weidner
Yesterday 11:12 AM Go to last post
4,697 8,102
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 08:53 PM Go to last post
2,902 9,563
Steam related items on eBay .
9th December 2017 07:21 PM Go to last post
2,041 4,774
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by notyalc
20th November 2017 11:26 AM Go to last post
355 1,588
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
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
6th December 2017 05:59 PM Go to last post
112 283
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
17th October 2017 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 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 1,769 16,695
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 178 1,702
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,654 2,835

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
Thread    Date, Time  Posted By   Forum
Old Winter weekend outings    10-12, 23:11  Roller collector   Show Reports
Old George Winter RIP    10-12, 22:36  m.a.lower   Discussions
Old Hobdens Threshing...    10-12, 21:52  Gordon Bennett   Historic Photograph...
Old strange request    10-12, 21:30  weidner   Discussions
Old Request for pictures of...    10-12, 21:16  wjvardy1942   Discussions
Old Frame saw wanted    10-12, 20:53  calfshed2   Wanted Adverts
Old G E Hughes photos -...    10-12, 20:48  masdraw   Discussions
Old Tractor Lifting    10-12, 19:53  buzzy bee   Off Topic Discussions
Old Backgrounds    10-12, 12:54  i7555p   Model Engines
Old New Traction Engines    10-12, 12:17  mickval   Introduce Yourself
Old Smart & Brown 'Sabel' --...    10-12, 11:12  weidner   For-Sale Adverts
Old 6" Devonshire Build from...    09-12, 22:27  4040   Model Engines
Old Running Traction Engines...    09-12, 22:22  basil JNR   Discussions
Old Colchester Student lathe    09-12, 21:45  carl_byrne   For-Sale Adverts
Old Smart & Brown 'Sabel'...    09-12, 21:18  weidner   For-Sale Adverts
Old Aveling Porter...    09-12, 19:37  Spriteman   Wanted Adverts
Old Aveling Blowdown Valves    09-12, 19:32  Savedfromscrap   Technical Topics
Old Rare traction engine on...    09-12, 19:21  richbart01   eBay
Old 1981 Claybrook Rally...    09-12, 18:41  toolsntat   Discussions
Old Earl of Mount Edgcombe...    09-12, 17:11  Bosiboz   Off Topic Discussions
Old Then and Now  2011
Old burrell 3385  1361
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...  506
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
Old Then and Now  292996
Old burrell 3385  177135
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  168203
Old 3" Mclaren build  85999
Old Transportation  85525
Old fowler road loco 8669...  80455
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  78932
Old Happy New Year at...  69521
Old NTET Road Run - 27...  67154
Old Restoration of Fowler A4...  55515
Discussions  205653
Model Engines  51502
Technical Topics  19132
Off Topic Discussions  16695
Show Reports  13250
Steam Events  11868
Historic Photograph...  10968
Restoration Projects  9795
Wanted Adverts  9563
For-Sale Adverts  8102
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  846
davidje  735
Rod Boesing  678
Bosiboz  498
buzzy bee  462
MartinP  456
SDSPS  453
Lord B of Crafton  369
carl_byrne  344
8_10 Brass Cleaner  322
weidner  13841
8_10 Brass Cleaner  13634
00000  5945
Broken Firebar  4734
Steam Scenes  4701
Bosiboz  4456
buzzy bee  4357
SDSPS  4218
Rod Boesing  4162
sparkright  4128
Steam Scenes  20721
Bosiboz  14869
8_10 Brass Cleaner  11042
davidje  8505
SDSPS  7567
weidner  7117
sparkright  5452
Arfursteam  5341
Rod Boesing  4806
00000  4770

What's Going On?
Traction-Talk Statistics
Traction-Talk Statistics
Threads: 41,647, Posts: 391,565, Members: 10,058, Active Members: 1,338
Welcome to our newest member, inversneckie

Contains New Posts   Forum Contains New Posts
Contains No New Posts   Forum Contains No New Posts

Traction Talk is Supported By:
Sutton Castings

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.