The Smoking Lounge is a message board for all things steam, diesel, retro and pulp. We aren't the biggest nor the busiest forum of our kind, but we stick around. We've been online since 2008. We have a close-knit community of members around the world who are always interested in meeting new people. Please join us!

A few rules, we're not anarchists:

  1. Be civil and reasonable. If you need those terms defined, then this may not be the place for you.
  2. Think of the community as a private club, not a town square.
  3. Politics are allowed — in The Diogenes Club. We don't ban anything preemptively, except obviously illegal content, and take a light touch to moderating. Hence the importance of rules #1 and #2.
  4. Hold off on the self-promotions until you've been a member of the community for a while.
  5. We don't tolerate harassment, trolling and other bad behavior.
  6. No images in signatures, please.

Read the User's Guide to learn more. If you just signed up, you can introduce yourself here.