Mike Brown Steam Engines
Mike Brown Solutions offers 1, 3 & 20 horsepower steam engines.
Our 1-horsepower Steam Engine:
Our 3-horsepower Steam Engine:
Click on the image above to view a solid works animation by Antonio Montalvo, high school junior. His work speaks for itself. Actually, he may be making other things for us, next project is an animated drawing of the 20 hp.
MIKE BROWN STEAM ENGINE PARTS
VALVE UNCOVERING FRONT CYLINDER PORT
INSTALLING ASSEMBLED CYLINDER ON BASE
PISTON RING COMPRESSOR
ENGINE ASSEMBLY WITHOUT THE CYLINDER
VALVE TRAIN ASSEMBLY
BASE WITH BEARING PILLARS AND CROSSHEAD GUIDE
ENGINE ASSEMBLY BOLTS AND ANTI-SEIZE COMPOUND
CYLINDER SHOWING VALVE CHEST AND VALVE ASSEMBLY
VALVE TRAIN ASSEMBLY
CYLINDER SHOWING PORTS
PISTON-CONNECTING ROD ASSEMBLY
CROSSHEAD GUIDE ASSEMBLY
BASE, CYLINDER AND CROSSHEAD GUIDE
CRANK/CONNECTING ROD ASSEMBLY
The horizontal mill steam engine of yesteryear was the 350 Chevy of the nineteenth century: the most common engine known to man. This engine and its larger cousins had a thousand and one uses, from grinding grain, pumping water, running electrical generators, and more.
This steam engine is capable of putting out enough power to drive a 500-watt generator, depending on the pressure from your boiler. When the neighbors run out of gasoline and diesel fuel you will still have power from wood, trash, coal or whatever else is available.
The exhaust of this engine will also provide 40,000 BTUs of heat, ideal for steam heating your cabin, providing a heat source for the alcohol still described in our junkyard still book, heating hot water for cooking and other uses.
Our 2-cylinder 3 horsepower steam engine will provide 1500 watts of electrical power and over 100,000 BTUs of exhaust heat.
The 2-cylinder steam engine has an advantage over the 1-cylinder steam engine in that it is “self-starting.” If the piston is at top or bottom dead center on the 1-cylinder steam engine, the engine will not rotate until the flywheel is turned by hand. The 2-cylinder steam engine never has both pistons at top or bottom dead center and will always rotate when steam is applied.
20-Horsepower Steam Engine from Mike Brown
2 cylinders 3-inch bore, 4-inch stroke, double-acting, 90 “V”
20-Horsepower at 200 psig and 700 rpm
Approximate weight 123 pounds for 20 Horsepower engine, 210 pounds when crated for shipping.