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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.
15,679 231,430
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
2,206 24,266
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by Match
15th June 2024 08:20 AM Go to last post
360 5,249
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
7th May 2024 08:55 PM Go to last post
268 10,815
For recording change of owners
Never 0 0
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
Related to steam on the road.
by Proff
9th June 2024 07:51 AM Go to last post
9 35
Collection of members working engine pictures.
16th June 2024 08:44 AM Go to last post
2,584 18,922
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
24th August 2023 10:53 PM Go to last post
130 1,376
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
by werner
8th June 2024 03:55 PM Go to last post
313 1,143
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
10th August 2023 07:06 PM Go to last post
158 347
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by tenor
Yesterday 11:33 AM Go to last post
4,204 59,722
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
14th June 2024 03:21 PM Go to last post
2,460 13,040
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
by Proff
Yesterday 08:54 AM Go to last post
2,535 14,869
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
707 3,735
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
15th June 2024 05:27 AM Go to last post
6,156 10,592
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
10th June 2024 03:47 PM Go to last post
3,710 12,157
Steam related items on eBay .
by Blakey
28th April 2024 06:21 PM Go to last post
2,324 5,264
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by 113043
14th May 2024 07:59 AM Go to last post
402 1,777
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 269 539
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 2,150 20,454
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 196 1,894
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,661 2,855

Top 10 Stats
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Old Are Fowler cylinder...    17-06, 12:01  8_10 Brass Cleaner   Technical Topics
Old 3" Foden Build    17-06, 11:33  tenor   Model Engines
Old Marsworth Steam Rally    17-06, 08:54  Proff   Show Reports
Old Graham Chaffer    17-06, 07:44  Earl Kitchener   Discussions
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Old Portable threshing scene    15-06, 06:39  RWHB1   Historic Photograph...
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Model Engines  59722
Technical Topics  24266
Off Topic Discussions  20454
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Show Reports  14869
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the highwayman  4772
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SDSPS  7741
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