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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.
14,015 211,166
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by meyrick
Today 08:09 PM Go to last post
1,792 20,118
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
6th August 2018 11:15 AM Go to last post
333 4,965
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
246 10,025
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.
12th July 2018 07:31 PM Go to last post
537 2,965
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
31st July 2018 05:28 PM Go to last post
253 878
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
3,797 52,865
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
by meyrick
12th August 2018 05:49 PM Go to last post
173 2,036
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.
by wseward
Yesterday 02:41 PM Go to last post
2,145 12,071
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
by max
Today 04:24 PM Go to last post
2,101 13,549
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
Yesterday 12:23 PM Go to last post
655 3,560
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
by kermit
Yesterday 08:12 PM Go to last post
4,910 8,476
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
3,015 9,963
Steam related items on eBay .
by paumass
1st August 2018 05:26 PM Go to last post
2,103 4,867
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.
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 1,822 17,249
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
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Old Frick 8 X 10 Restoration    14-08, 20:44  Donal o callaghan   Restoration Projects
Old Our location at GDSF...    14-08, 20:37  abucksdiver   Berrybrook Steam
Old 120 mile Miniature Road...    14-08, 20:10  Donal o callaghan   Discussions
Old Lathe tool advice    14-08, 20:09  meyrick   Technical Topics
Old Materials for Eccentrics...    14-08, 18:38  oly2brf5   Model Engines
Old South Cerney    14-08, 16:24  max   Show Reports
Old AEC Matadors    14-08, 16:19  Ruston1992   Off Topic Discussions
Old Aveling C-type headstock    14-08, 14:48  Lancashire Lad   Wanted Adverts
Old How Much Does Your...    14-08, 14:22  Brian Hutchings   Model Engines
Old Aveling Mudlid Door    14-08, 12:51  The Pirate   Wanted Adverts
Old Newbie with an 1.5"...    14-08, 12:48  Dorset George   Model Engines
Old Ilkeston Heritage &...    14-08, 12:16  Bosiboz   Show Reports
Old Getting small compounds...    14-08, 12:04  Dorset George   Model Engines
Old Astle Park 2018    14-08, 10:04  YYS4BOB   Show Reports
Old Whistles    14-08, 09:31  meyrick   Technical Topics
Old Anyone Roading to GDSF?    14-08, 08:16  william allchin 1499   Discussions
Old Little Ellingham Vintage...    13-08, 20:51  elijahbell   Show Reports
Old GdSF    13-08, 20:33  haydn   Discussions
Old Oxygen and Acetylene...    13-08, 20:12  kermit   For-Sale Adverts
Old whistle    13-08, 17:10  gregsteam1968   For-Sale Adverts
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1167
Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
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Old Transportation  618
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Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
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Discussions  209147
Model Engines  52865
Technical Topics  20118
Off Topic Discussions  17249
Show Reports  13549
Steam Events  12071
Historic Photograph...  11261
Restoration Projects  10025
Wanted Adverts  9963
For-Sale Adverts  8476
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  848
davidje  735
Rod Boesing  678
Bosiboz  518
buzzy bee  470
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Lord B of Crafton  382
carl_byrne  379
8_10 Brass Cleaner  323
weidner  14204
8_10 Brass Cleaner  13874
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Broken Firebar  4760
Steam Scenes  4705
Bosiboz  4541
buzzy bee  4486
SDSPS  4242
Rod Boesing  4162
sparkright  4155
Steam Scenes  20848
Bosiboz  15904
8_10 Brass Cleaner  11301
davidje  8518
SDSPS  7605
weidner  7419
Arfursteam  6011
sparkright  5507
00000  5018
Rod Boesing  4829

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Threads: 42,819, Posts: 400,283, Members: 10,370, Active Members: 1,360
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