I’ve been interested in steam power since I was a little kid. I remember reading and rereading the steam engine section of our encyclopedia set to the point I knew it by heart. I’ve had a handful of model steam engines over the years but have yet to commit to a “real” steam engine system that I could actually generate power with etc. I doubt I will any time soon either as it is a rather intensive hobby.
For those that are interested though, here is an excellent article by Skip Goebel: Is Steam Power In Your Future
The article covers basic steam principles as well as the statistics of actually installing a home system to generate electricity.