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For every five bits of Scrap Metal you give me, I'll give you a Stimpak, some RadAway, or a dose of Rad-X. I need scrap, you need goods. We both win.Winthrop

This Old House is an unmarked and repeatable quest in Fallout 3.

Quick walkthrough

Unmarked Quest: This Old House
Talk to Winthrop.
Find 5 pieces of scrap metal.
Bring the scrap metal to Winthrop.
Reward: Stimpaks

Detailed walkthrough

The Lone Wanderer can speak with Winthrop in Underworld to unlock the option to bring him five pieces of scrap metal in exchange for a single stimpak, RadAway, or Rad-X.


  • This quest can be side-stepped if the Lone Wanderer's Strength, Small Guns, Big Guns, Energy Weapons or Melee Weapons is high enough to threaten Winthrop into giving them ten stimpaks and RadAway. Should the Lone Wanderer threaten him, there will no longer be an option to turn in scrap metal.
  • Casdin and the Brotherhood Outcasts will offer the Lone Wanderer a better deal on stimpaks and RadAway - only two scrap metal per item, in the quest The Outcast Collection Agent.
  • This does not award experience points for turning in scrap metal, unlike the quest Walter's Scrap Metal.
  • The Lone Wanderer cannot turn in scrap metal if they do not have at least five in their inventory.