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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.
13,469 204,103
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
1,651 18,494
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by YA1177
20th June 2017 07:38 PM Go to last post
330 4,895
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
239 9,630
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
15th June 2017 07:06 AM Go to last post
89 1,203
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
21st June 2017 06:35 AM Go to last post
514 2,861
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
14th June 2017 04:05 PM Go to last post
112 263
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
15th June 2017 01:23 PM Go to last post
244 864
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by 00000
Yesterday 06:28 PM Go to last post
1,618 13,503
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
3,622 50,423
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
by JasonB
20th June 2017 02:01 PM Go to last post
170 1,954
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
21st May 2017 10:09 PM Go to last post
62 435
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
by 4040
Yesterday 05:09 PM Go to last post
2,023 11,645
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
Yesterday 08:10 PM Go to last post
1,883 12,778
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
26th June 2017 11:01 AM Go to last post
624 3,415
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 09:39 PM Go to last post
4,531 7,755
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
27th June 2017 06:21 PM Go to last post
2,807 9,209
Steam related items on eBay .
23rd June 2017 06:53 PM Go to last post
2,008 4,685
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by steamy1
26th June 2017 02:31 PM Go to last post
345 1,547
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 1,726 16,330
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 177 1,685
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,654 2,835

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
Thread    Date, Time  Posted By   Forum
Old Savage Chimney top on...    28-06, 21:40  four-inch-samson   Model Engines
Old 6"burrell road loco...    28-06, 21:39  minirichardm18   For-Sale Adverts
Old Vintage Bomb/ Low Loader...    28-06, 21:20  RSJ14385   For-Sale Adverts
Old Isle of Wight farmers...    28-06, 20:40  martin hunt   Discussions
Old Steam on Rutland Water    28-06, 20:10  sparkright   Show Reports
Old Canopy side sheets    28-06, 20:04  John W   Discussions
Old Titan & Vucan, plus load...    28-06, 18:28  00000   Historic Photograph...
Old West of England Steam...    28-06, 17:09  4040   Steam Events
Old 7" fowler steam...    28-06, 15:52  tenor   Model Engines
Old pressure gauge...    28-06, 15:13  alanlloyd1946   Technical Topics
Old The Future??    28-06, 15:01  Clinkard   Off Topic Discussions
Old Klinger K49    28-06, 14:39  alanlloyd1946   Discussions
Old S Llewelyn & Son,...    28-06, 13:55  the highwayman   Discussions
Old Traction trailer new...    28-06, 13:50  00000   Discussions
Old Boiler plate    28-06, 13:15  carl_byrne   Discussions
Old Fowler oval works plate.    28-06, 11:50  buggeroff   For-Sale Adverts
Old Sentinel trailer number...    28-06, 09:51  martin hunt   Restoration Projects
Old Displacement Lubricator...    28-06, 09:32  MARK RIGG   Discussions
Old scrapped lanz    28-06, 08:22  iron john   Discussions
Old message for M Kenning -...    28-06, 07:39  ferguson_tom   For-Sale Adverts
Old Then and Now  2011
Old burrell 3385  1355
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  603
Old 6" Little Samson...  602
Old fowler road loco 8669...  502
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
Old Then and Now  291229
Old burrell 3385  172969
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  165809
Old 3" Mclaren build  85769
Old Transportation  81965
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  77686
Old fowler road loco 8669...  77309
Old Happy New Year at...  69466
Old NTET Road Run - 27...  58430
Old Restoration of Fowler A4...  49896
Discussions  202106
Model Engines  50423
Technical Topics  18494
Off Topic Discussions  16330
Show Reports  12778
Steam Events  11645
Historic Photograph...  10600
Restoration Projects  9630
Wanted Adverts  9209
For-Sale Adverts  7755
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  841
davidje  734
Rod Boesing  678
Bosiboz  470
MartinP  456
buzzy bee  454
SDSPS  448
Lord B of Crafton  355
carl_byrne  324
8_10 Brass Cleaner  319
weidner  13557
8_10 Brass Cleaner  13460
00000  5721
Broken Firebar  4720
Steam Scenes  4670
Bosiboz  4352
buzzy bee  4258
SDSPS  4173
Rod Boesing  4162
sparkright  4080
Steam Scenes  20376
Bosiboz  13570
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10879
davidje  8502
SDSPS  7524
weidner  6910
sparkright  5320
Rod Boesing  4802
Broken Firebar  4675
Arfursteam  4607

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Threads: 40,622, Posts: 383,461, Members: 9,834, Active Members: 1,379
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