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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.
by dave85
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2,182 24,041
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by 1882
16th August 2023 08:28 AM Go to last post
358 5,241
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
1st September 2023 08:43 PM Go to last post
267 10,745
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.
by xhead
4th March 2023 11:13 PM Go to last post
582 3,235
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
by weidner
25th August 2023 10:19 AM Go to last post
310 1,121
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by RWHB1
Yesterday 07:11 AM Go to last post
2,354 17,628
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
20th September 2023 07:58 PM Go to last post
4,178 59,290
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
20th September 2023 06:54 PM Go to last post
192 3,051
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
20th August 2023 06:43 AM Go to last post
88 613
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
by dave85
11th September 2023 08:37 AM Go to last post
2,422 12,986
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
2,482 14,760
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
Yesterday 06:52 PM Go to last post
699 3,716
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
by bill
20th September 2023 12:11 PM Go to last post
6,066 10,446
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
Yesterday 07:32 PM Go to last post
3,671 12,062
Steam related items on eBay .
13th September 2023 10:35 AM Go to last post
2,317 5,248
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by RWHB1
12th August 2023 06:30 AM Go to last post
401 1,774
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 chbeyer
7th June 2023 11:39 AM Go to last post
84 452
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
10th November 2022 01:14 AM Go to last post
28 224
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 2,115 20,289
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 195 1,891
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,660 2,853

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