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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 dave85
Yesterday 07:49 PM Go to last post
15,626 230,930
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
16th April 2024 08:02 PM Go to last post
2,198 24,184
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
12th February 2024 11:06 AM Go to last post
358 5,242
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
22nd February 2024 03:59 PM Go to last post
268 10,800
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
24th August 2023 10:53 PM Go to last post
130 1,376
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
23rd January 2024 08:57 PM Go to last post
584 3,239
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
10th August 2023 07:06 PM Go to last post
158 347
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
19th March 2024 11:15 PM Go to last post
313 1,138
Collection of members working engine pictures.
2,508 18,621
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
7th April 2024 09:43 PM Go to last post
4,201 59,661
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
16th March 2024 05:50 PM Go to last post
193 3,077
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by tenor
11th February 2024 11:40 AM Go to last post
89 622
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
by RWHB1
18th April 2024 08:32 PM Go to last post
2,434 13,002
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
by RWHB1
7th January 2024 05:52 PM Go to last post
2,497 14,790
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
by mac957
17th April 2024 05:28 PM Go to last post
701 3,724
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
12th April 2024 09:19 AM Go to last post
6,133 10,548
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
3,705 12,145
Steam related items on eBay .
by No.41
4th April 2024 07:36 AM Go to last post
2,323 5,263
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
9th April 2024 06:48 PM Go to last post
402 1,775
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
18th June 2022 10:58 PM Go to last post
135 358
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by Allbo
3rd April 2024 01:41 PM Go to last post
86 462
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
by RWHB1
1st March 2024 06:39 AM Go to last post
29 228
A forum for contributors to leave a message with the contribution.
by J5TPT
15th January 2023 07:03 PM Go to last post
2 14
Supporters - Restricted Access For Donating Members Only
Private 16 171
Reference documents and pictures.
Private 268 537
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 24 72
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 2,137 20,417
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 195 1,893
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,660 2,853

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Old Ernie Eagle    18-04, 13:18  sevenmpd   Discussions
Old Sawing scene    17-04, 20:45  Steam Baz   Historic Photograph...
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Old Threshing scene    17-04, 18:29  dave85   Historic Photograph...
Old Liam Griffith’s on the...    17-04, 17:28  mac957   Steam on the Road
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