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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.
Today 12:23 PM Go to last post
15,317 227,101
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by UJ2225
2nd August 2022 06:55 AM Go to last post
2,135 23,558
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by iain
26th July 2022 07:34 AM Go to last post
355 5,208
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
Yesterday 04:25 PM Go to last post
266 10,665
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.
25th July 2022 11:57 AM Go to last post
580 3,219
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
23rd July 2022 09:04 AM Go to last post
303 1,105
Collection of members working engine pictures.
by weidner
4th August 2022 09:40 AM Go to last post
1,963 15,730
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
4,130 58,482
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
5th August 2022 09:09 PM Go to last post
191 2,790
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.
21st July 2022 07:37 AM Go to last post
2,380 12,857
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
2,402 14,513
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
5th August 2022 07:05 AM Go to last post
691 3,693
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
by kermit
Today 06:12 AM Go to last post
5,897 10,197
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
31st July 2022 10:22 PM Go to last post
3,561 11,714
Steam related items on eBay .
31st July 2022 04:13 PM Go to last post
2,287 5,202
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by PeteL
9th July 2022 09:41 PM Go to last post
398 1,769
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 24 72
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 2,088 20,096
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 194 1,887
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,660 2,853

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Old Drought    08-08, 12:23  wallis owner   Discussions
Old Murex mig welder    08-08, 06:12  kermit   For-Sale Adverts
Old Cookieboy - 3" Little...    07-08, 20:27  stovepipe   Model Engines
Old Vectis Knight again    07-08, 16:25  martin hunt   Restoration Projects
Old Gloucestershire Vintage...    06-08, 22:42  Paul30013   Show Reports
Old Help Request    06-08, 09:22  Arfursteam   Discussions
Old If you want to be green    06-08, 01:35  Steamcar   Off Topic Discussions
Old High Speed Engines    06-08, 01:27  Steamcar   Discussions
Old The first completed...    05-08, 21:09  TritonTooling   The Models
Old Here's One for Hedd    05-08, 14:07  the highwayman   Off Topic Discussions
Old Barn Find    05-08, 10:41  Steamcar   Discussions
Old Engines going to Guernsey    05-08, 07:05  avelingporter   Steam on the Road
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Old Mystery engine at...    04-08, 15:22  sparkright   Discussions
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