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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.
13,964 210,658
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by tenor
Today 03:15 PM Go to last post
1,784 20,008
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
332 4,961
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
Yesterday 12:52 PM Go to last post
245 9,989
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
11th June 2018 12:42 PM Go to last post
98 1,222
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
20th April 2018 06:31 PM Go to last post
535 2,954
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
4th June 2018 05:30 PM Go to last post
132 301
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
28th May 2018 10:14 AM Go to last post
250 874
Collection of members working engine pictures.
1,669 14,165
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Today 03:13 PM Go to last post
3,780 52,576
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
18th June 2018 01:32 PM Go to last post
172 2,021
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by JasonB
Yesterday 04:03 PM Go to last post
64 486
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
2,133 12,030
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
by Bosiboz
Yesterday 07:47 PM Go to last post
2,047 13,382
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
18th June 2018 08:34 AM Go to last post
650 3,539
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
4,848 8,378
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Today 07:04 AM Go to last post
2,989 9,874
Steam related items on eBay .
by No.41
18th June 2018 08:30 AM Go to last post
2,091 4,849
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
Today 01:53 PM Go to last post
361 1,606
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.
16th April 2018 04:16 PM Go to last post
34 79
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 1,809 17,046
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 180 1,708
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,655 2,843

Top 10 Stats
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Old MSRVS miniature engine...    20-06, 18:33  naomicornish   Steam Events
Old Wanted....Richard...    20-06, 18:19  buggeroff   Discussions
Old C & S duplex front...    20-06, 17:52  00000   Historic Photograph...
Old Brass chimney top metal...    20-06, 17:41  teamloxleyracing   Discussions
Old Kelsall & Banbury...    20-06, 17:36  toolsntat   Steam Events
Old 3" Aveling and Porter...    20-06, 16:26  Andy Thompson   For-Sale Adverts
Old Kasenite '    20-06, 15:15  tenor   Technical Topics
Old 7" fowler steam...    20-06, 15:13  Ruston1992   Model Engines
Old Burrell new build at...    20-06, 14:55  burrell 3991   Members Engines
Old Lucas 'King of the Road'...    20-06, 14:33  dave85   Technical Topics
Old FaceBook Disabled    20-06, 14:14  Clinkard   Off Topic Discussions
Old Austin sevens    20-06, 13:57  8_10 Brass Cleaner   Off Topic Discussions
Old HSS tool steel    20-06, 13:53  carl_byrne   Suppliers
Old The Iron Maiden    20-06, 13:40  Modelman   Discussions
Old Morrison scarifier tines    20-06, 10:25  No.41   For-Sale Adverts
Old Don Robinson - The Bailie    20-06, 10:14  Modelman   Discussions
Old Scottish Forestry    20-06, 10:08  tenor   Historic Photograph...
Old Bailey WSteam Website,    20-06, 09:32  SimonT   Discussions
Old Registering a Miniature...    20-06, 08:35  Steamcar   Model Engines
Old Car door    20-06, 07:04  Miss wizz   Wanted Adverts
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1167
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Old Transportation  618
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Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
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Old NTET Road Run - 27...  84692
Old fowler road loco 8669...  81456
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  79738
Old Happy New Year at...  69556
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Discussions  208639
Model Engines  52576
Technical Topics  20008
Off Topic Discussions  17046
Show Reports  13382
Steam Events  12030
Historic Photograph...  11240
Restoration Projects  9989
Wanted Adverts  9874
For-Sale Adverts  8378
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  848
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Rod Boesing  678
Bosiboz  511
buzzy bee  468
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Lord B of Crafton  381
carl_byrne  373
8_10 Brass Cleaner  322
weidner  14143
8_10 Brass Cleaner  13823
00000  6097
Broken Firebar  4755
Steam Scenes  4705
Bosiboz  4507
buzzy bee  4473
SDSPS  4235
Rod Boesing  4162
sparkright  4154
Steam Scenes  20842
Bosiboz  15489
8_10 Brass Cleaner  11199
davidje  8517
SDSPS  7595
weidner  7374
Arfursteam  5648
sparkright  5504
00000  4956
Rod Boesing  4823

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Threads: 42,532, Posts: 398,584, Members: 10,290, Active Members: 1,301
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