Register Donate Events Calendar Picture Albums Mark Forums Read

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.
Yesterday 04:44 PM Go to last post
15,141 225,251
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
29th November 2021 10:59 PM Go to last post
2,103 23,297
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
25th August 2021 07:42 AM Go to last post
352 5,183
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
29th November 2021 08:19 PM Go to last post
264 10,598
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
23rd October 2021 11:07 PM Go to last post
121 1,307
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
26th November 2021 10:14 AM Go to last post
575 3,184
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
8th November 2021 07:50 PM Go to last post
296 1,082
Collection of members working engine pictures.
1,917 15,479
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by dave85
Yesterday 10:49 PM Go to last post
4,104 57,950
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
29th November 2021 07:14 PM Go to last post
189 2,630
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
8th August 2021 07:55 PM Go to last post
81 591
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
by graham
29th November 2021 10:30 PM Go to last post
2,343 12,746
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
by ronj
22nd November 2021 03:59 PM Go to last post
2,346 14,402
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
27th September 2021 12:34 PM Go to last post
688 3,676
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
5,775 9,984
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
27th November 2021 08:28 PM Go to last post
3,503 11,547
Steam related items on eBay .
by Clayton
18th November 2021 12:15 PM Go to last post
2,269 5,173
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by ajs799
14th November 2021 05:20 PM Go to last post
392 1,736
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
7th June 2021 05:48 PM Go to last post
132 355
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
19th November 2021 05:39 AM Go to last post
82 421
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 268 528
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 23 67
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 2,058 19,902
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 192 1,869
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,660 2,853

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
Thread    Date, Time  Posted By   Forum
Old Burrell 4" SCC Build...    30-11, 22:49  dave85   Model Engines
Old 1928 Wallis & Steevens...    30-11, 20:57  Allan Crook   For-Sale Adverts
Old Talker roller    30-11, 16:44  Earl Kitchener   Discussions
Old fowler governor    30-11, 12:44  farwellmatt   Discussions
Old Hodgson of Dewsbury...    30-11, 08:25  Gaudin98   Historic Photograph...
Old Coal supplier's    29-11, 22:59  Steamcar   Technical Topics
Old Hungerford Victorian...    29-11, 22:30  graham   Steam Events
Old Sentinel S regulator /...    29-11, 20:23  David Powell   Discussions
Old Vectis Knight again    29-11, 20:19  martin hunt   Restoration Projects
Old 6 scale Foden steam...    29-11, 19:14  Chappersdw   The Models
Old 4" Foster off song    29-11, 10:02  midwalesstokie   Model Engines
Old What goes around, come...    28-11, 23:22  TomBright   Discussions
Old Alternative Fuels - How...    28-11, 22:09  Steamcar   Technical Topics
Old Fobco Star 1/2" capacity...    28-11, 16:27  Chris Dobbs   For-Sale Adverts
Old Foden wagon    27-11, 20:28  robet holt   Wanted Adverts
Old Eddison living van large...    27-11, 10:26  johnsawle   Wanted Adverts
Old Hydraulic press, 12 or...    26-11, 20:51  trfdevon   Technical Topics
Old 1/20th Scale Burrell    26-11, 10:14   Introduce Yourself
Old Minnie help required    25-11, 10:24  SimonT   Model Engines
Old Changes to towing regs...    25-11, 08:04  Gaudin98   Discussions
Old Then and Now  2068
Old burrell 3385  1371
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1178
Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  692
Old Happy New Year at...  683
Old Burrell 4" SCC Build...  619
Old Transportation  618
Old 6" Little Samson...  610
Old fowler road loco 8669...  595
Old Then and Now  317715
Old NTET Road Run - 27...  247983
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  188537
Old burrell 3385  186855
Old What Kills Rallies?  168715
Old Lister CS6/1 wanted  155884
Old Gloucestershire Steam...  110798
Old Great Dorset Steam Fair  104140
Old fowler road loco 8669...  104042
Old GDSF 2015 - Part 1  97178
Discussions  223215
Model Engines  57950
Technical Topics  23297
Off Topic Discussions  19902
Show Reports  14402
Steam Events  12746
Historic Photograph...  12461
Wanted Adverts  11547
Restoration Projects  10598
For-Sale Adverts  9984
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  867
Rod Boesing  757
davidje  735
Bosiboz  611
buzzy bee  478
carl_byrne  459
MartinP  458
SDSPS  457
RWHB1  434
Steamhead21  417
weidner  15517
8_10 Brass Cleaner  14372
00000  6204
Broken Firebar  4876
Bosiboz  4814
Steam Scenes  4804
buzzy bee  4551
the highwayman  4376
Rod Boesing  4358
SDSPS  4286
Steam Scenes  21819
Bosiboz  19669
8_10 Brass Cleaner  12219
weidner  8639
davidje  8537
SDSPS  7708
Arfursteam  7461
Steamcar  6637
Rod Boesing  6270
sparkright  5830

What's Going On?
Traction-Talk Statistics
Traction-Talk Statistics
Threads: 47,336, Posts: 434,081, Members: 11,406, Active Members: 897
Welcome to our newest member, Chaotic Goose

Contains New Posts   Forum Contains New Posts
Contains No New Posts   Forum Contains No New Posts

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.