How do I build a steam electric generator

II live in a small farm in an area where the electricity tends to be every now and then switched of by the elec. company. I use solid fuel for heating (during winter about 18h per day) and thought it to be a good idea to try and build a wood/coal heated steam electric generator run from my wood burning oven. This would help me overcome any future blackouts.
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance
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Mikomi
You fire up the boiler and charge up you battery bank. This process should take about two hours. You shut down the steam gen-set and run off the battery bank the next 22 hours, then you repeat the operation.
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Anonymous
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Steam gen-set... Are you talking about a commercially available product or in general terms? Because nowadays when people say "steam generator" they usually mean an exact opposite - a device that <b>takes</b> electricity to produce steam from water for saunas, laundries and such.
Anyway, below is a picture of what comes to my mind  when someone mentions "portable steam engine" :) (picture courtesy of Preston Services
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- Supplier of Steam Engines, Spares and Service) These things are AWESOME to watch but a bear to operate, I cannot imagine anyone would make a practical use of one these days, especially for generating electricity ...
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homeowners
First I would like to thank you both for your replies, very much approciated. ... "steam generator" they usually mean an exact opposite - a device that takes electricity to produce steam from water for saunas"   I'm talking about using steam to drive an engine fixed to a device that produces electricity.   Looking through Google I noticed that the Chinese manufacture steam operated electric generators. Not sure about the quality of these products. The thing is that I would love to try and build my own generator.  I do not have much knowledge of steam engineering however I'm not too bad at learning any experience is more than welcome.   Thanks for the link!
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