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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.
by ewaota
Today 08:21 PM Go to last post
13,356 202,772
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
1,617 18,114
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
24th April 2017 07:42 PM Go to last post
327 4,877
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
by jameso
Yesterday 07:18 PM Go to last post
237 9,564
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
5th March 2017 10:17 AM Go to last post
87 1,196
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
by frogger
26th March 2017 08:44 PM Go to last post
510 2,851
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
by RWHB1
16th April 2017 05:56 AM Go to last post
108 251
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
240 854
Collection of members working engine pictures.
24th April 2017 10:30 PM Go to last post
1,606 13,390
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
3,577 49,862
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
24th April 2017 06:07 PM Go to last post
170 1,928
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
25th April 2017 08:10 PM Go to last post
61 424
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
1,993 11,504
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
1,831 12,571
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
9th January 2017 06:25 PM Go to last post
608 3,340
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
4,458 7,612
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
25th April 2017 08:07 PM Go to last post
2,761 9,054
Steam related items on eBay .
by potter
21st April 2017 06:21 PM Go to last post
1,992 4,648
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
5th April 2017 11:48 PM Go to last post
341 1,536
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.
9th November 2016 10:28 AM Go to last post
28 68
4 4
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
18th January 2017 09:37 AM Go to last post
112 281
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by YA1177
7th January 2017 08:11 PM Go to last post
73 350
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
8th January 2017 09:09 PM Go to last post
25 210
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 259 507
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 20 63
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,714 16,215
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 176 1,672
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,654 2,835

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
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Old In search of 8lb channel    27-04, 20:21  ewaota   Discussions
Old Problem with Accurate...    27-04, 20:20  staffordshirechina   Model Engines
Old 3 D Printer    27-04, 20:14  carl_byrne   Off Topic Discussions
Old Foden Agri-tractor    27-04, 20:10  johnsawle   Caption Competitions
Old Steam on the Road August...    27-04, 19:47  s7eam   Steam Events
Old Cheffins sale update    27-04, 19:18  robet holt   Discussions
Old Isle of Man April 2017,...    27-04, 18:22  Mr. Fettler   Discussions
Old Raglan Littlejohn Lathe    27-04, 18:15  Mr. Fettler   For-Sale Adverts
Old 3" Fowler Tender...    27-04, 17:48  kev-zoo   For-Sale Adverts
Old 4" Ruston Proctor    27-04, 15:47  Paul30013   Model Engines
Old Possible pickering...    27-04, 13:36  bjwlancashire   Technical Topics
Old New home for 6"...    27-04, 10:36  Prince of Wales   Model Engines
Old More 4 wheel TT action    27-04, 10:16  bjwlancashire   Off Topic Discussions
Old Top tip on after market...    27-04, 09:54  Steamhead21   Off Topic Discussions
Old Missing Aveling & porter...    27-04, 09:38  8_10 Brass Cleaner   Discussions
Old Low loader wheels 10.00...    27-04, 09:09  farwellmatt   For-Sale Adverts
Old What car ideas    27-04, 06:55  Clinkard   Off Topic Discussions
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Old Solid fuel query    26-04, 22:12  Bad 1.50 man   Off Topic Discussions
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Steam Scenes  4639
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SDSPS  4136
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