How I found it
This is a Carnival Mini.
I think this is a local production.
A.E.A. is an Italian company authorized to produce SEGA-GREMLIN cabinets for the Italian Market. Most of the Monaco-GP mini cabs in Italy have been manufactured by this company. They used both original boards and parts or self-manufactured parts. For instance I found an original SEGA sound board but an A.E.A. CPU board. I want to be philological correct and I placed inside both boards made by A.E.A.
Anyway general conditions were good with the exception of the side art. On one side the top part was missing while on the other side more than half art was missing.
Side art repro
I removed both side arts because I thought I could scan it easily but the I decided to vectorize the image starting from a good photo. After I removed the side art I used a good primer to prepare the surface covering the MONACO-GP silk-screened original art.
This is the result
As usual I refurbished all metal parts removing and/or fixing rust and using a matte black spray.
I found a single neon inside the cabinet, too long to be there and for sure with a non orthodox way to be connected. I decide to replace it with a double small neon lamps.
Cash door was missing
and I decided to rebuilt it using woody parts.
I refurbished T-molding using sandpaper, putty and glossy black spray paint
Nothing to say about the game boards because I have several boardset and I used just one I owned.
This is the Sound Amplification board, just cleaned.
on the contrary I replaced all power supply board components.
Inside the cabinet I found the power supply schematic, I took a pic in case some of you needed it.
Done, I assembled all parts replacing side arts and CPO. Marquee has a small problem but I prefer to have it original instead of a repro
I think it’s a good result and it has a good look in my living room…