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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.
15,182 225,613
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by RWHB1
Today 07:34 AM Go to last post
2,107 23,333
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by YA1177
20th January 2022 09:43 PM Go to last post
352 5,186
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
19th January 2022 07:32 AM Go to last post
265 10,611
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
10th January 2022 08:18 PM Go to last post
123 1,320
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
15th January 2022 05:25 PM Go to last post
575 3,190
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
4th January 2022 06:48 AM Go to last post
298 1,090
Collection of members working engine pictures.
1,921 15,508
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
4,109 58,094
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
189 2,665
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.
2,347 12,753
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.
by ajs799
30th December 2021 08:35 PM Go to last post
689 3,677
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
5,804 10,037
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
18th January 2022 04:08 PM Go to last post
3,511 11,576
Steam related items on eBay .
by middy
14th January 2022 09:00 PM Go to last post
2,275 5,182
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
17th January 2022 05:04 PM Go to last post
394 1,747
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
by ajs799
24th December 2021 11:37 AM Go to last post
133 356
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 2,064 19,933
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 193 1,882
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,660 2,853

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
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Old Nicholson’s of...    26-01, 19:53  Nuffield   Discussions
Old Trevithick Day 2022    26-01, 19:46  International Steam   Steam Events
Old Roller Dimensions    26-01, 18:04  island steamer   Discussions
Old Photograph request    26-01, 18:03  Allbo   Discussions
Old Aveling 'E' type...    26-01, 16:34  No.41   For-Sale Adverts
Old Aveling 'E' type...    26-01, 16:30  No.41   For-Sale Adverts
Old Aveling 'E' type crown...    26-01, 16:24  No.41   For-Sale Adverts
Old Insurance    26-01, 16:02  The Pirate   Discussions
Old Who built this steam...    26-01, 15:38  YYS4BOB   Discussions
Old New / Old venue Barnard...    26-01, 14:52  Steamhead21   Discussions
Old 1 1/4 scale model engine    26-01, 10:58  paumass   For-Sale Adverts
Old Single Cylinder...    26-01, 10:39  weidner   Model Engines
Old Push/shunting poles    26-01, 07:34  RWHB1   Technical Topics
Old Bridgeport slotting head    25-01, 19:42  triumphman   For-Sale Adverts
Old 6” scale Foden steam...    25-01, 19:30  Chappersdw   The Models
Old Burrell Showman's ID...    25-01, 18:58  astrite 1921   Historic Photograph...
Old 1931 SWB Austin 7 van...    25-01, 14:58  Traction-Tom   For-Sale Adverts
Old Builder's Transfer    25-01, 12:11  D Crawford   Model Engines
Old Brass beading    24-01, 02:56  F15513   Discussions
Old Another 6" Savage,...    23-01, 22:44  Paul30013   Model Engines
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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...  639
Old Transportation  618
Old 6" Little Samson...  610
Old fowler road loco 8669...  595
Old Then and Now  318529
Old NTET Road Run - 27...  274553
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  189331
Old What Kills Rallies?  187065
Old Lister CS6/1 wanted  172676
Old Gloucestershire Steam...  123852
Old Great Dorset Steam Fair  119526
Old fowler road loco 8669...  104405
Old GDSF 2015 - Part 1  103908
Discussions  223577
Model Engines  58094
Technical Topics  23333
Off Topic Discussions  19933
Show Reports  14402
Steam Events  12753
Historic Photograph...  12490
Wanted Adverts  11576
Restoration Projects  10611
For-Sale Adverts  10037
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  868
Rod Boesing  757
davidje  735
Bosiboz  612
buzzy bee  478
carl_byrne  459
MartinP  458
SDSPS  458
RWHB1  441
Steamhead21  417
weidner  15547
8_10 Brass Cleaner  14378
00000  6204
Broken Firebar  4879
Bosiboz  4817
Steam Scenes  4805
buzzy bee  4551
the highwayman  4390
Rod Boesing  4364
SDSPS  4287
Steam Scenes  21845
Bosiboz  19713
8_10 Brass Cleaner  12228
weidner  8660
davidje  8537
SDSPS  7710
Arfursteam  7491
Steamcar  6759
Rod Boesing  6300
sparkright  5863

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Threads: 47,455, Posts: 434,888, Members: 11,438, Active Members: 898
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