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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.
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Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
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1,706 19,114
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
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331 4,950
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
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241 9,789
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
94 1,212
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
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528 2,924
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
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125 292
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
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249 871
Collection of members working engine pictures.
Today 10:51 AM Go to last post
1,646 13,832
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Today 09:24 AM Go to last post
3,697 51,411
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
18th November 2017 02:39 AM Go to last post
171 1,986
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.
9th November 2017 10:18 AM Go to last post
2,076 11,865
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
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1,996 13,247
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 dave85
Yesterday 10:48 PM Go to last post
4,679 8,058
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
2,890 9,523
Steam related items on eBay .
by iain
13th November 2017 12:57 PM Go to last post
2,036 4,745
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
by Hammoc2
10th October 2017 07:31 PM Go to last post
112 282
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 21 64
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,760 16,646
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 178 1,702
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,654 2,835

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