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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.
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15,079 224,620
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by steamy1
16th September 2021 08:32 AM Go to last post
2,091 23,188
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.
20th September 2021 12:38 PM Go to last post
264 10,568
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
13th September 2021 08:21 AM Go to last post
120 1,305
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
6th September 2021 07:12 AM Go to last post
575 3,179
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
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156 340
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
by Triton
20th September 2021 01:19 PM Go to last post
296 1,079
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by tenor
20th September 2021 11:58 AM Go to last post
1,895 15,394
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
4,100 57,811
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
189 2,584
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 J5TPT
20th September 2021 09:03 AM Go to last post
2,337 12,726
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
by dave85
20th September 2021 12:18 PM Go to last post
2,331 14,354
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
by Proff
9th July 2021 07:57 PM Go to last post
686 3,674
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
18th September 2021 09:40 AM Go to last post
5,730 9,910
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
19th September 2021 09:25 PM Go to last post
3,489 11,501
Steam related items on eBay .
by steamy1
15th September 2021 04:50 PM Go to last post
2,259 5,160
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
24th March 2021 03:10 PM Go to last post
391 1,735
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.
by steamy1
13th September 2021 08:07 PM Go to last post
81 416
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 265 523
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 2,049 19,825
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 192 1,868
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,660 2,853

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