Hello folks. I am in the process of building my pumped storage/ wind powered electric system. I am in need of something to charge the system in the event that my ponds dry up and the wind stops blowing. I do not want to be dependant on diesel, gasoline, propane, or natural gas in any form whatsoever. I do have an abundance of firewood. What I would like to do is build a small stationary steam engine to fire up occasionally and burn wood to produce electricity. Yes, I know all the dangers of a boiler and I know it would be simpler and safer to buy a diesel generator. I have seen the aftermath of a ruptured steam boiler and realize the system has to be monitored closely. Having said that I was wondering if anyone had an ideas on what would make for a good boiler and engine? I have seen 2 stroke motors converted over but not sure how practicle that is. How pluasable would it be to spin some large truck turbos as turbines? I also remember seeing some working oilfield steam engines powering pumping units long ago and would love to make something similar on a smaller scale. Anyone have any ideas on this aside from the fact that it is dangerous.