I'm ready to do some benchwork and would like to know if anybody has dimensions for the max shelf width on an O scale layout. I'm 6'4" and have an extended reach. As you can see on the attached scarm file, the only fixed in stone track is the outside oval. Everything else is undetermined. I'm using atlas 2R and all my locomotives are converted to dead rail. There will be no power in the track. There is only one door into the room and the interior aisle will be accessed via a lift out bridge. I have a four stall roundhouse /turntable that looks like it will fit in the "upper" part of the layout.
My trainsets are/will be 1946-48 steam powered streamlined heavyweights. I want a passenger station somewhere?? I would like the ability to have the train reverse direction via a loop. Maybe another lift out bridge in the middle of the room? Don't want to spend time/money on a mistake in the original plan.