Mike Brown Steam Engines

Mike Brown Solutions offers 1, 3 & 20 horsepower steam engines.

Our 1-horsepower Steam Engine:
(1-cylinder)

1-horsepower steam engines

Our 3-horsepower Steam Engine:
(2-cylinder)

3-horsepower steam engines

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
cylpis (1)

INSTALLING ASSEMBLED CYLINDER ON BASE
part2

ASSEMBLED CYLINDER
part3

PISTON RING COMPRESSOR
part4

ENGINE ASSEMBLY WITHOUT THE CYLINDER
part5

VALVE TRAIN ASSEMBLY
part6

BASE WITH BEARING PILLARS AND CROSSHEAD GUIDE
part7

ENGINE ASSEMBLY BOLTS AND ANTI-SEIZE COMPOUND
part8

CYLINDER SHOWING VALVE CHEST AND VALVE ASSEMBLY
part9

VALVE TRAIN ASSEMBLY
part6

CYLINDER SHOWING PORTS
part11

PISTON-CONNECTING ROD ASSEMBLY
part12

PISTON-CROSSHEAD ASSEMBLY
part13

CYLINDER ASSEMBLY
part14

CROSSHEAD GUIDE ASSEMBLY
part15

BASE, CYLINDER AND CROSSHEAD GUIDE
part16

FLYWHEEL ASSEMBLY
part17

CRANK/CONNECTING ROD ASSEMBLY
part18

CRANKSHAFT ASSEMBLY
part19

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.

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.