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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
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15,414 228,270
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by tenor
Today 12:42 PM Go to last post
2,154 23,777
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by 1882
16th December 2022 11:26 PM Go to last post
358 5,239
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
Today 01:25 PM Go to last post
267 10,699
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
126 1,336
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
1st January 2023 04:34 PM Go to last post
581 3,233
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
30th January 2023 04:50 PM Go to last post
157 342
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
18th January 2023 02:59 PM Go to last post
308 1,115
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by RWHB1
Today 06:40 AM Go to last post
2,199 16,884
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
Today 12:41 PM Go to last post
4,150 58,815
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
by weidner
2nd February 2023 11:54 AM Go to last post
192 2,911
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
12th December 2022 09:08 PM Go to last post
85 599
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
5th February 2023 08:45 PM Go to last post
2,397 12,915
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
27th December 2022 10:01 PM Go to last post
2,434 14,592
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
4th January 2023 11:19 AM Go to last post
697 3,709
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Today 01:40 PM Go to last post
5,976 10,320
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
6th February 2023 01:06 PM Go to last post
3,625 11,914
Steam related items on eBay .
25th January 2023 08:15 AM Go to last post
2,305 5,228
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by PeteL
9th July 2022 09:41 PM Go to last post
398 1,769
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.
13th January 2023 09:13 PM Go to last post
83 449
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
10th November 2022 02:14 AM Go to last post
28 224
A forum for contributors to leave a message with the contribution.
by J5TPT
15th January 2023 08:03 PM Go to last post
2 14
Supporters - Restricted Access For Donating Members Only
Private 16 171
Reference documents and pictures.
Private 268 532
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 2,107 20,220
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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Old Up For Auction    08-02, 12:44  dave85   Discussions
Old Fowler Showman smoke...    08-02, 12:42  tenor   Technical Topics
Old 4" Burrell Sheets    08-02, 12:41  Clive Hearsey   Model Engines
Old Then and Now    08-02, 12:14  iain   Discussions
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Old 6 Wheel Sentinels    08-02, 06:40  RWHB1   Historic Photograph...
Old Good clean fun at Masham...    07-02, 21:07  Dazzla   Historic Photograph...
Old Single Cylinder...    07-02, 11:21  The Pirate   Model Engines
Old Model drawings    07-02, 06:24  RWHB1   For-Sale Adverts
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Old mclaren    06-02, 23:34  mac957   Discussions
Old Ohh so Green    06-02, 22:17  Steamcar   Off Topic Discussions
Old Source for fire bars    06-02, 20:44  Paul30013   Technical Topics
Old Another 6" Savage,...    06-02, 20:38  Paul30013   Model Engines
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Technical Topics  23777
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