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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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Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
3rd May 2021 07:34 PM Go to last post
2,076 22,987
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by YA1177
12th March 2021 09:09 PM Go to last post
351 5,170
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
2nd May 2021 06:16 PM Go to last post
262 10,508
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
17th March 2021 08:43 PM Go to last post
117 1,302
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
by tenor
6th May 2021 11:33 AM Go to last post
572 3,126
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
5th June 2020 12:44 PM Go to last post
154 337
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
11th April 2021 01:32 AM Go to last post
284 1,040
Collection of members working engine pictures.
7th May 2021 02:40 PM Go to last post
1,883 15,310
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by chris w
Yesterday 05:17 PM Go to last post
4,072 57,375
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
7th May 2021 05:35 PM Go to last post
185 2,467
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
by tenor
19th April 2021 11:33 AM Go to last post
81 590
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
7th May 2021 07:38 PM Go to last post
2,303 12,584
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
7th May 2021 11:29 PM Go to last post
2,298 14,228
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
by ajs799
10th November 2020 08:49 PM Go to last post
684 3,664
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
Yesterday 07:17 PM Go to last post
5,671 9,817
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
by Cyder
7th May 2021 06:33 AM Go to last post
3,447 11,392
Steam related items on eBay .
18th April 2021 07:38 AM Go to last post
2,256 5,151
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
24th March 2021 03:10 PM Go to last post
391 1,735
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
28th February 2017 08:42 PM Go to last post
33 291
Forum featuring information about Craftmaster Steam Supplies product range.
30th March 2017 08:03 AM Go to last post
18 121
Information about MGC Engineering and the range of services they offer.
18th January 2016 10:20 PM Go to last post
5 16
Forum featuring information about Berrybrook Steam and the services they provide.
24th September 2020 12:03 PM Go to last post
52 106
4 4
Forum featuring information about Sutton Castings the service they offer.
6th November 2017 01:23 PM Go to last post
1 1
Forum featuring information about Legacy Vehicles and the services they provide.
13th June 2019 03:00 PM Go to last post
14 15
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
by 81119
19th February 2021 01:43 PM Go to last post
131 352
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
by steamy1
15th March 2021 05:53 PM Go to last post
80 404
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.
28th January 2018 11:50 AM Go to last post
2 7
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 2,033 19,599
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 192 1,864
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,660 2,853

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