Yup, it used to be all about length and weight. Cabovers were shorter and often times a little lighter. Cabovers turn sharper and are nice for getting around tight cities or into tight spots. Most people prefer the look of conventionals, and most say that they ride smoother because the longer frame allows for more flex, which absorbs some of the bumps. There have been some cabover log trucks, dump trucks, and car haulers around, but they are not very common.
They are taking orders for the K200 here: http://www.modelsandhobbies4u.com.au/catalogue/category/models/trucks.html It says delivery is delayed to January 2016. It is being advertised as $100 for the truck, $150 for the trailer. I am assuming those are in Australian dollars.
Many the manufacturers stopped offering COE's, and most of the drivers hated driving them, so the switch to conventionals was inevitable. Our last COE was a Freightliner Argosy and it was actually a really nice truck!
Yup, that's him. Kevin and his family have been friends with my family for many years. He bought 10 K100's from my family and repainted most of them blue. He still runs 5 of them today. Those are some of the trucks I remember as a little kid, so it is cool to still be able to see them.
Wow, I can't believe this is still going on. It seems that there are a lot of people who are out money. This seems to happen way too often in this hobby. Has anyone filed a complaint with the Federal Trades Commission? They would likely be the authority to help in this sort of a matter. https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-1 Legally all money should have been refunded a long time ago.