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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.
15,267 226,520
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
19th May 2022 08:55 PM Go to last post
2,128 23,479
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
14th May 2022 09:18 PM Go to last post
354 5,201
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
18th May 2022 07:30 PM Go to last post
265 10,622
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
25th March 2022 09:17 AM Go to last post
124 1,324
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
by no coal
9th May 2022 10:53 PM Go to last post
578 3,207
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
30th June 2021 09:03 PM Go to last post
156 340
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
17th May 2022 07:12 AM Go to last post
301 1,098
Collection of members working engine pictures.
15th May 2022 09:38 AM Go to last post
1,938 15,603
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
4,118 58,316
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
191 2,762
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
20th January 2022 09:46 AM Go to last post
83 594
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
2,373 12,841
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
17th May 2022 06:02 AM Go to last post
2,361 14,435
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
by ajs799
30th December 2021 08:35 PM Go to last post
689 3,677
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 09:36 AM Go to last post
5,859 10,130
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
3,539 11,663
Steam related items on eBay .
8th May 2022 10:15 AM Go to last post
2,284 5,196
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by notyalc
13th May 2022 05:59 PM Go to last post
396 1,760
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
by Louis-G
5th May 2022 09:42 AM Go to last post
134 357
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
23rd April 2022 11:50 PM Go to last post
82 430
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
15th November 2019 07:49 PM Go to last post
27 223
A forum for contributors to leave a message with the contribution.
by Allbo
17th May 2021 12:33 PM Go to last post
2 8
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 23 69
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 2,077 20,024
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 194 1,883
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,660 2,853

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