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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.
13,965 210,674
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
22nd June 2018 12:09 PM Go to last post
1,784 20,013
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
21st June 2018 09:44 AM Go to last post
333 4,963
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
21st June 2018 06:08 PM Go to last post
245 9,991
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.
by hanomag
Yesterday 05:13 PM Go to last post
1,670 14,172
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by mickval
Today 10:52 AM Go to last post
3,782 52,615
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
21st June 2018 03:04 PM Go to last post
172 2,025
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by JasonB
19th June 2018 04:03 PM Go to last post
64 486
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
21st June 2018 06:47 PM Go to last post
2,134 12,037
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
Yesterday 10:29 PM Go to last post
2,048 13,389
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
22nd June 2018 07:09 AM Go to last post
650 3,540
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
4,851 8,386
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
22nd June 2018 04:13 PM Go to last post
2,990 9,878
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.
20th June 2018 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 1,810 17,072
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 180 1,708
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,656 2,844

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
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Old Newbie with an 1.5"...    24-06, 10:52  mickval   Model Engines
Old Leaving the E.U.    24-06, 10:43  Mr B   Off Topic Discussions
Old Austin sevens    24-06, 10:26  8_10 Brass Cleaner   Off Topic Discussions
Old Aveling & Porter gear...    24-06, 06:42  No.41   For-Sale Adverts
Old Bon Acccord.    23-06, 22:29  SDSPS   Show Reports
Old Steam wagon in Germany    23-06, 17:13  hanomag   Historic Photograph...
Old Brass chimney top metal...    23-06, 14:45  teamloxleyracing   Discussions
Old Aveling @ Porter piston...    23-06, 14:27  No.41   For-Sale Adverts
Old Poxy Injector Not working    23-06, 10:31  mickval   Model Engines
Old 3 inch Allchin - Low...    23-06, 09:27  Steamcar   Model Engines
Old Registering a Miniature...    23-06, 02:41  Steamcar   Model Engines
Old Ashby Steam    22-06, 23:55  doug.meller   Discussions
Old Marshall traction...    22-06, 21:44  geo   Discussions
Old Gauge glass protector    22-06, 16:13  triumphman   Wanted Adverts
Old Steam roller suicide    22-06, 15:00  Steamhead21   Discussions
Old Wanted....Richard...    22-06, 14:51  Charlie D   Discussions
Old Kasenite '    22-06, 12:09  8_10 Brass Cleaner   Technical Topics
Old Garrett 32981/ BJ 3282...    22-06, 07:09  Fowler_19045   Steam on the Road
Old 7" fowler steam...    22-06, 06:29  James Powell   Model Engines
Old BJ2408 with broken axle    22-06, 04:53  RWHB1   Irreverent
Old Then and Now  2011
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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
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Old burrell 3385  178608
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  170259
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Old Transportation  85908
Old NTET Road Run - 27...  85059
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Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  79739
Old Happy New Year at...  69556
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Discussions  208655
Model Engines  52615
Technical Topics  20013
Off Topic Discussions  17072
Show Reports  13389
Steam Events  12037
Historic Photograph...  11247
Restoration Projects  9991
Wanted Adverts  9878
For-Sale Adverts  8386
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  848
davidje  735
Rod Boesing  678
Bosiboz  512
buzzy bee  468
MartinP  456
SDSPS  455
Lord B of Crafton  381
carl_byrne  373
8_10 Brass Cleaner  322
weidner  14147
8_10 Brass Cleaner  13829
00000  6098
Broken Firebar  4755
Steam Scenes  4705
Bosiboz  4509
buzzy bee  4473
SDSPS  4236
Rod Boesing  4162
sparkright  4154
Steam Scenes  20842
Bosiboz  15537
8_10 Brass Cleaner  11208
davidje  8517
SDSPS  7596
weidner  7376
Arfursteam  5649
sparkright  5504
00000  4960
Rod Boesing  4823

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