Hello all, I am Alex. I am new to the forums as well as model railroading in general. I have hit a major roadblock in my rather short model railroading career. Track planning is unexpectedly difficult and frustrating most of the time. I am put in quite a jam where my current residence only allows the space for a small shelf layout. I only have collected HO trains and plan to use them on the layout. I have also built two kits that I plan to use, Walthers Open Air Trans-load and Walthers Heritage Furniture background building. Furthermore, I have already built the benchwork to have somewhere to build kits and because as previously described, it is the only place suitable for the time being. I have attached an image of the benchwork. Each leg is 2' wide with 5' length put together to form an 'L' shape. I have always intended a switching layout preferably with atlas sectional track due to my current inability to use flex track effectively. I apologize for the lengthy message, but this is mostly out of desperation. My inexperience makes the planning difficult, even with software. I don't want to eyeball and buy a bunch of track that will be deemed useless in the end either. And since I am a 21 year old college student, most of the older hobbyists hardly take me serious when I ask for advice. Thank you in advance! I am excited to be a part of the forum and further my knowledge of model railroading.