There are many templates in use in Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki and these are only subset, representing some of the most important and commonly used ones. If you feel that a template belongs on this page, do not hesitate to add it.

  • Category:Templates should list all templates in the wiki, categorized into the various subcategories.
  • The Template namespace always has all templates in the wiki, unsorted.

What are templates? Edit

Wiki templates provide a means to insert the same content over and over in different (or the same) pages. This saves editors the hassle of duplicating the same text again and again, and also helps ensure consistency.

Templates are generally shown with the format required to use the template (i.e. {{stub}}). Clicking the template name takes you to the template's page, where you can see what it looks like and how it is used.

Detailed instructions on the usage of each template should exist either on the template page, or the template's talk page.

Article management templates Edit

Nominate an article for deletion Edit


Disambiguation articles Edit


  • If you have several articles that have similar or identical names, you may wish to create a "disambiguation" page at the main article name, with the articles taking an extra phrase in brackets afterwards. For example:
The Prince <-- disambiguation page, with links to:
The Prince (frog)
The Prince (human)

Stubbing Edit


  • When a page has little or no useful information, then it is likely a stub. This template will include them in Category:Article stubs, and is used to list which articles need expanding.

Add these to pages to flag up management issues on the page

Clean upEdit

  • {{cleanup}} for pages that are messy or have been ported from Wikipedia and not edited to clean out wikipeia specific codes, Links, non existant templates and Categories. Auto adds the page to the Category Clean up list.


  • {{Expand}} tag for pages with articles that are bigger than Stub, or have sections that need work to expand them to form a rounded article.

Image RequiredEdit

  • {{Image required}} for pages lacking a photo. Auto adds page to Category Image required list

New TemplatesEdit

  • Add new template summaries here;

{{Dynamic list}}

  • For list articles that are incomplete and probably will never be.


  • used as base template for tables of Preserved Machine Lists, in the form 'PML Article title ' The basic table is pasted into a blank template of the required name. This template table then can be transcluded into an article, so can be updated separate from the article and reduces article size. An edit link should be provided on the page to ease editing of the template and embedded table. It helps standardize the tables. This Example gives the result below: {{PML Brown and May}}

Preserved machines built by Brown and May
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Engine No. Name Build Date Type Weight Power nhp Reg No. Owner Image Other info
Brown and May - Little Dragon (UP3) Little Dragon 1868 Portable 2 ton 2 nhp - Owner ? Brown and May PE -Little Dragon at Ellenroad mill IMG 8342 1st UK engine to steam in 3 centuries
Brown and May no. UP61 Echuca 1868 Pe  ? ton 4 nhp - Owner ?, Chiswick Image needed LHB

Imported from Australia
Brown and May no. UP47 Name 1870 PE  ? ton  ? hp - Owner ?, Salisbury Photo to add
Brown and May no. 868 - 1872 Portable  ? ton  ? nhp - Owner ? Image needed LHB

Misc info
Brown and May no. 1709 - - Portable  ? ton  ? nhp - see B&M no. 1761 Image needed LHB

Now identified as 1761
Brown and May no. 1761 - 1878 Portable 5 ton 7 nhp - Owner ?, Wallingford, Oxon Image needed LHB

Has been miss identified /listed as 1709, 1769 and 2700 in past TER lists
Brown & May no. 1769 - - PE - - na see notes: Image needed LHB

Previously miss identified - see 1761
Brown and May no. 2700 - - Portable - - - See notes: Image needed LHB

TER 2016 edition now says it is 1761 ?
Brown and May no. 3456 - 1880 Portable  ? ton 3 nhp - Owner ? Image needed LHB

photo on Steam Scenes Misc info
Brown and May no. unidentified 2 - Date 1889 Portable  ? ton 8 nhp - Owner ? Image needed LHB

Located in Norway
Brown and May no. 4561 Sam 1890 Portable 5 ton 6 nhp - Owner Russ Tate of Acle, Norfolk N602101584 742527 1270 Rallied very occasionally until 2003, when firebox crown failed.
Brown and May no. 5963 - 1897 Portable  ? ton  ? nhp - Owner ? Image needed LHB

Located in Sweden
Brown and May no. 6226 - 1899 Portable 6 1/2 ton 10 nhp - Lackham Agriculture & Rural Life Trust, Chippenham, Wilts Image needed LHB

Misc info
Brown and May no. 6671 - 1900 Portable  ? ton 3 nhp - Owner Rubens Museum, Gotene Image needed LHB

Located in Sweden
Brown and May no. 6691 - 1901 Portable 3 ton 4 nhp - Owner Hollycombe Steam collection Museum Hollycombe steam swings - Brown and May portable (site of) -IMG 1200 Powers Steam swings - Engine was away under repair in 2012
Brown and May no. unidentified 3 - 1904 Portable  ? ton 5 nhp - Owner Komotini Museum Image needed LHB

Located in Greece (Plinthed)
Brown and May no. 7530 Pippin 1906 Tractor  ? ton  ? nhp 55 MHH (NZ reg?) Owner ?, New Zealand Image needed LHB

Resident in New Zealand (Photos on Steam Scenes)
Brown and May no. 7770 - 1907 Portable  ? ton 5 nhp - Owner ?, Devizes Image needed LHB

Photo on Steam Scenes
Brown and May no. 8130 - 1909 Tractor 5 ton 4 nhp BP 9887 A, Rundle, of Boston Lincs Brown and May no. 8130 - ST - BP 9887 at Carington 2010 - IMG 4738 edited At GDSF 07, Weeting 09, Carrington 2010 (unique in UK)
Brown and May no. 8262 - 1910 Portable 3 1/2 ton 5 nhp - Steve Veal, Devon Brown and May no. 8262 PE at Dingles - IMG 9717 On display at Dingles Fairground Heritage Museum
Brown and May no. 8320 - circa 1910 ? PE  ? ton 10 nhp - owner, Devizes Image needed LHB

misc notes
Brown and May no. 8629 - 1912 Portable  ? ton 8 nhp - Owner ?, Thatcham Image needed LHB

Imported from Australia. (Photo on Steam Scenes)
Brown and May no. 8677 - 1912 Portable 3 1/2 ton 5 nhp - Owner ?, Boston Image needed LHB

Misc info
Brown and May no. 8742 General Buller 1912 Showman's road locomotive 14 ton 6 nhp AU 4705 John H Rundle, New Bolingbroke, Lincs. Brown and May no 8742 1912 AU 4705 General Buller Lincoln 08 - P8170528 At Lincolnshire Steam & Vintage Rally in 2008
(only survivor of 10 showmans believed built by B&M)
Image needed LHB

Brown and May no. ? Name Year Type  ? ton  ? hp Reg. no. ? Owner ? Photo to add
Machine types Key: References / sources
PE = Portable Engine, Plg = Ploughing Engine, RR = Road Roller, SM = Showman's engine,
ST = Steam tractor, SW = Steam wagon, TE = Traction Engine, RL = Road Locomotive

Proposed New TemplatesEdit

  • Companies Info Box
  • Defunct Companies Info Box
  • Collapsible navigation boxes
  • Machine Specification boxes

Category templates Edit

General category template Edit


  • This can be added to categories to add general categorising details. Use in cases where it may be useful to point out to users how to categorise, such as popular categories.

Template category template Edit


  • This should be added to any template-related categories, to list template-specific categorising details (these are different to those of normal pages).

General wiki templates Edit

Clear Edit

{{clr}}, plus {{clrl}} and {{clrr}}

  • This template is used to reduce the amount of non-wikicode used on pages, replacing the code <br style="clear:both;" />. Its use should generally be avoided.
  • You can use {{clr}} instead of the HTML tag that clears space below things like images, pictures and tables, so the following stuff doesn't begin until the bottom of the image, picture or table box.
  • You can also use {{clrl}} or {{clrr}} to clear only left or right floats.

For Edit


  • Use at the top of articles as a simple "for x see y" template.

Main article Edit

{{main|<main article>}}

  • Use at the start of a section to link to the main article on it.

Right-aligned Table of Contents Edit


  • This template floats the table of contents (toc) on the right. It should only be used when absolutely necessary, to keep consistent design.

Sandbox Edit


T is for template Edit


  • This template allows you to show example template code (with a link to the templates) without using the template itself. It is used extensively on this page.

Welcome Edit

{{welcIP}} and {{welcome}}

  • The first (with longer version "welcomeIP" for those of you who like typing more) is to welcome new non-vandalistic contributors who are "anonymous", identified only by their IP number; it encourages them to register.
  • The second template is for welcoming new registered users. Should be customized for the wiki, indicating the pages we most want newcomers to visit.
  • The above two templates are very suitable for having "subst:" prefixed, because they can be edited with additions or deletions appropriate to the apparent strengths of the person being welcomed; e.g. if the contributor has already demonstrated good wiki editing skills you could delete references to pages about "how to edit".

Wikipedia Edit

{{wikipedia}}, {{wikipedia-deleted}}

  • Wikipedia-related templates. Use {{wikipedia}} for articles taken directly from Wikipedia, and {{wikipedia-deleted}} for articles deleted from Wikipedia.
  • For templates from Wikipedia we have {{WP template}} which are/have been adapted for use on Tractor Wiki.

Imported TemplatesEdit

The Wikipedia template {{Convert}} has been imported. But owing to the complex number of sub-templates used for functionality only some units are supported. The missing modules can be imported from the WP Template page of the named module that shows as a red link and saved to a file of the same name.

NOTE: any changes within them will cascade through ALL INSTANCES OF USE, so care is needed to modify them. Please annotate any changes <!-- using the no display codes --> on the relavent page. Additional notes can be added to an attach /doc page.

The {{infobox}} Code will also be made available after convert is done (now using a version from wikia central that gets round the comp ability problems with wikipedia, but imported material may needs some amendments to work). A simple version is at {{Infobox simple}} (This was the original Wiki version which is a simple table).

The {{navbox}} code will also be made available for nested "navboxes" once infobox is done.

The plan is to re categorise the imported templates as "TemplateWP xyz" groupings to segregate them.

Tractor Wiki Custom TemplatesEdit

Please add the [[Category:Tractor Wiki Template]] to custom templates, and list them below:

Custom TemplatesEdit

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