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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.
Yesterday 01:22 PM Go to last post
15,288 226,813
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by chbeyer
22nd June 2022 05:21 PM Go to last post
2,132 23,533
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 June 2022 05:09 PM Go to last post
265 10,636
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.
24th June 2022 07:24 PM Go to last post
579 3,213
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
by fwurth
26th June 2022 03:38 AM Go to last post
303 1,104
Collection of members working engine pictures.
27th June 2022 08:41 AM Go to last post
1,952 15,690
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by chris w
Yesterday 08:27 PM Go to last post
4,124 58,386
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
5th June 2022 09:48 AM Go to last post
191 2,774
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
9th June 2022 09:16 PM Go to last post
84 595
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
30th May 2022 07:23 AM Go to last post
2,373 12,843
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
27th June 2022 01:28 PM Go to last post
2,380 14,473
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
22nd June 2022 10:26 PM Go to last post
691 3,680
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
by sweeper
Yesterday 11:56 AM Go to last post
5,876 10,161
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
26th June 2022 08:32 PM Go to last post
3,551 11,689
Steam related items on eBay .
22nd May 2022 08:44 PM Go to last post
2,284 5,197
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
18th June 2022 10:58 PM Go to last post
135 358
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 2,082 20,056
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 194 1,884
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,660 2,853

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Old Oh No another 6" little...    28-06, 20:27  chris w   Model Engines
Old Engine sheets.    28-06, 13:22  Gaudin98   Discussions
Old 6" Scale Garrett 4cd...    28-06, 11:56  sweeper   For-Sale Adverts
Old Burrell    28-06, 07:40  8_10 Brass Cleaner   Discussions
Old 3 Inch Cliff & Bunting...    28-06, 07:30  Steamcar   For-Sale Adverts
Old 1/2 Inch Penberthy Type...    27-06, 21:58  8_10 Brass Cleaner   For-Sale Adverts
Old New chimney base casting    27-06, 19:15  single speed   For-Sale Adverts
Old Pickering Governors    27-06, 15:46  8_10 Brass Cleaner   For-Sale Adverts
Old Pickering Governors 2    27-06, 13:39  8_10 Brass Cleaner   For-Sale Adverts
Old Bloxham Steam Rally 2022    27-06, 13:28  International Steam   Show Reports
Old Eccentric Dial 4inch...    27-06, 11:47  8_10 Brass Cleaner   For-Sale Adverts
Old Wansford accident    27-06, 08:41  8_10 Brass Cleaner   Historic Photograph...
Old 3"Fowler A7 Build (My...    27-06, 07:40  Paul James   Model Engines
Old Allchin Transfer    27-06, 06:18  Jack Brown   Discussions
Old Scarifiers    26-06, 20:54  craigctt   For-Sale Adverts
Old Fowler Canopy Irons    26-06, 20:33  single speed   For-Sale Adverts
Old Schaeffer & budenberg...    26-06, 20:32  single speed   Wanted Adverts
Old Welsh Steam Coal    26-06, 19:52  Snowy   Discussions
Old 6 inch foden lorry...    26-06, 19:00  chrisl   Wanted Adverts
Old Foden M4370 in trouble...    26-06, 18:01  RWHB1   Historic Photograph...
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Old Lister CS6/1 wanted  185214
Old Gloucestershire Steam...  134911
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Old GDSF 2015 - Part 1  114387
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Model Engines  58386
Technical Topics  23533
Off Topic Discussions  20056
Show Reports  14473
Steam Events  12843
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MartinP  458
SDSPS  458
Steamhead21  420
weidner  15662
8_10 Brass Cleaner  14451
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Steam Scenes  4842
Bosiboz  4824
buzzy bee  4551
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Rod Boesing  4372
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weidner  8747
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